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Building a Jewish Home Quiz

A Jewish home has many unique features, and it is a key space for Jewish identity formation in families. How much do you know about Jewish home and family practices, rituals, and demographics?

Question 1. What is a herem?
 A ban imposed on an individual to separate him/her from the other members of the community
 A space set aside for women
 A Jewish communal leader
 An expression of religious tolerance and diversity


Question 2. Which of these Jewish ritual items represents the home?
 Seder plate


Question 3. According to the 2000 National Jewish Population Study, what percentage of Jewish households have an adopted child?


Question 4. What is the most prevalent symbol of a Jewish home?
 A Torah scroll
 A set of Talmud
 Kosher pots and pans
 A mezuzah


Question 5. Which of these lifecycle rituals takes place at home?
 Bar Mitzvah
 Divorce Ceremony


Question 6. According to researchers Steven M. Cohen and Arnold M. Eisen, couples with different levels of Jewish observance
 Have a higher divorce rate than the rest of the population
 Almost always eat in non-kosher restaurants on vacation
 Tend to become less observant when they have children
 Often compromise on a level of kashrut that is mutually workable in the home, but observe Shabbat in different ways


Question 7. According to the National Jewish Population Survey of 1990, what was the most common Jewish American household?
 One adult Jew living alone
 Two adult Jews living with one child
 Two adult Jews living with two or three children
 One adult Jew living with one adult non-Jew