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


Question 2. What is a havruta?
 A loving marriage
 A friend with whom one studies Jewish texts
 A friend from birth
 A long-lost brother


Question 3. Which of these biblical couples experience a "love at first sight" romance?
 Jacob and Rachel
 Jacob and Leah
 Aaron and Elisheva
 Sisera and Yael


Question 4. 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 5. Which of these biblical brothers were not rivals?
 Cain and Abel
 Isaac and Ishmael
 Jacob and Esau
 Reuben and Simeon


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


Question 7. 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