Relationships QuizRespect, 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. Which of these biblical brothers were not rivals?
Cain and Abel
Isaac and Ishmael
Jacob and Esau
Reuben and Simeon
Question 2. Which of the following are situations in which the Talmud allows a child to disobey his or her parents?
When a parent asks a child to violate Shabbat
When a child wants to move to Israel and his parents forbid the move
When a child wants to stay up late to learn Torah, but her parents say she has to go to bed
A and C
A and B
Question 3. What is a havruta?
A loving marriage
A friend with whom one studies Jewish texts
A friend from birth
A long-lost brother
Question 4. Before a woman visits a ritual bath, how does she prepare?
Cleans under her fingernails, brushes her teeth, and removes all jewelry
Soaks in the bath for at least 3 hours
Rubs her body with oils or lotions to make her skin more fragrant
All of the above
Question 5. Which of the Ten Commandments mandates having respect for one’s parents?
The second commandment
The fourth commandment
The fifth commandment
The tenth commandment
Question 6. According to the Talmud, who are the 3 partners in a person's creation?
Parents, God, community
Father, mother, earth mother
Mother, father, God
Father, son, holy ghost
Question 7. 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