My Jewish Learning

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. Which of these Jewish legal issues is NOT relevant to home life?
 Kashrut
 Marital relations
 Blessings over food
 None of the above

 

Question 2. The number of Jews older than 65 is
 The same as it was in 1980
 Growing at an unprecedented rate
 On a decline because of increased lifespans
 Larger than the number of Muslims over 65

 

Question 3. True or false: Historically, the Jewish home--in contrast to the study hall and synagogue--has been primarily a female space.
 True
 False

 

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. 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 6. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?
 10
 30
 60
 80

 

Question 7. 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