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Relationships Quiz

Respect, education, and holiness are at the core of most Jewish laws regarding dealing with others. But what are the details of what Judaism advises for spouses, parents, children, siblings, and friends?

Question 1. According to Jewish law, which of these are requirements a father must fulfill for his son?
 Teach him to swim
 Teach him how to make a living
 Teach him Torah
 All of the above


Question 2. The Torah says that one who respects his or her parents will be rewarded in what way?
 With great wealth
 With long life
 With great respect from the Jewish people
 With a guaranteed entrance into Olam Haba, the World to Come


Question 3. Which of these biblical brothers were not rivals?
 Cain and Abel
 Isaac and Ishmael
 Jacob and Esau
 Reuben and Simeon


Question 4. How is sex within marriage seen by Jewish tradition?
 As an obligation, but not one that should be done with excessive enthusiasm
 As part of the human drive for holiness
 As necessary in order to procreate, but not once the woman has reached menopause
 As a beautiful but not obligatory part of a marriage


Question 5. What is a havruta?
 A loving marriage
 A friend with whom one studies Jewish texts
 A friend from birth
 A long-lost brother


Question 6. Who in the Bible is described an ezer k'negdo, a "helper opposite him"?


Question 7. Which of the Ten Commandments mandates having respect for one’s parents?
 The second commandment
 The fourth commandment
 The fifth commandment
 The tenth commandment