Building a Jewish Home QuizA 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. Which of these statements best describes the stance of the organized Jewish community vis-a-vis interfaith families?
Interfaith families are viewed with suspicion
Interfaith families are actively recruited for all aspects of Jewish communal affiliation
Some people/institutions embrace interfaith families in hopes the children will become active in the Jewish community; others are less welcoming
The organized Jewish community does not concern itself with interfaith families
Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. What percentage of intermarried couples raise their children as Jews?
Question 6. What is a ba'al teshuvah?
An aging parent
A person who regularly leads prayers in synagogue
A person who becomes more Jewishly observant
A convert to Judaism
Question 7. Which of these Jewish legal issues is NOT relevant to home life?
Blessings over food
None of the above