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. 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 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. 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 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. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. What is a havruta?
A loving marriage
A friend with whom one studies Jewish texts
A friend from birth
A long-lost brother
Question 9. 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 10. 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 11. Who in the Bible is described an ezer k'negdo, a "helper opposite him"?
Question 12. 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 13. 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 14. Which of these biblical brothers were not rivals?
Cain and Abel
Isaac and Ishmael
Jacob and Esau
Reuben and Simeon
Question 15. Which of the Ten Commandments mandates having respect for one’s parents?
The second commandment
The fourth commandment
The fifth commandment
The tenth commandment