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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. Which of these is a responsibility Jewish parents have toward a first-born son?
 They must redeem him from the priesthood
 They must educate him
 They must circumcise him
 All of the above


Question 2. Which of these biblical brothers were not rivals?
 Cain and Abel
 Isaac and Ishmael
 Jacob and Esau
 Reuben and Simeon


Question 3. Which of the following biblical pairs are described as having an exemplary friendship?
 Eliezer and Laban
 Rachel and Bilhah
 Jonathan and David
 David and Saul


Question 4. 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 5. What is Levirate marriage?
 The obligation of a brother to marry his brother's widow if the deceased brother left no children behind
 The obligation of a Jewish woman to marry a Levite if there is one who desires her
 The custom of inviting a Levite to officiate at a Jewish wedding
 The name for a marriage that has not been consummated


Question 6. What is a mohar?
 In ancient marriages, it was the price paid by the father of the groom to the father of the bride
 In ancient marriages it was the contract signed at the engagement
 In the Talmud it is the word used for a devious or untrustworthy friend
 In the Talmud it is the term for a divorcee


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