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


Question 6. 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 7. Who in the Bible is described an ezer k'negdo, a "helper opposite him"?