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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 the purpose of hanging a mezuzah on one's doorpost?
 It fulfills a biblical commandment
 Every time you enter or leave the house, the mezuzah reminds you that you have a covenant with God
 The mezuzah serves as a symbol to everyone else that this particular dwelling is constituted as a Jewish household
 All of the above


Question 2. 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


Question 3. Which of these Jewish ritual items represents the home?
 Seder plate


Question 4. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?


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


Question 6. What is a reason that adoption is on the rise in the Jewish community?
 Jewish babies in China are looking for Jewish homes in America
 Jewish women do not want to be pregnant
 Couples are waiting longer than in the past to get married and have children, increasing fertility problems
 All of the above


Question 7. True or false: The commandment to hang a mezuzah is biblical in origin.