Sex & Sexuality QuizJudaism does not see sex as dirty or grossly physical, neither does it encourage sex outside committed relationships. How much do you know about Jewish perspectives on sex?
Question 1. True or false: It's possible to stop being a mamzer.
Question 2. According to the Torah, what is the punishment for men who have homosexual sex?
Payment of a fine
Question 3. Which Torah passage is read on the afternoon of Yom Kippur?
The story of Adam and Eve.
The passage forbidding homosexuality and various sexual sins.
Abraham circumcising Isaac.
The metaphorical "birth" of the Jewish people receiving the Ten Commandments.
Question 4. When are sexual relations forbidden, according to traditional Judaism?
During a holiday such as Passover
While a man is tired, or has a headache
During the daylight hours
Question 5. Which of the following statements is true, according to the Talmud?
Sexual pleasure is a husband's right and a wife’s obligation
Sexual pleasure is a wife’s right and a husband’s obligation
Sexual pleasure is equally the obligation of all involved parties
The Talmud never directly addresses the issue of sexual pleasure
Question 6. True or false: Some Orthodox rabbis call for new interpretations of Jewish law to allow for more widespread acceptance of gay Jews.
Question 7. What is the first reference to sex in the Torah?
"Be fertile and increase; fill the Earth and master it"
"And God said, let us make Man"
“While the Man slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that spot. And the Lord God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman."
"A man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh."
Question 8. Does Jewish law recognize a distinction between male and female masturbation?
Question 9. True or false: Married couples are especially encouraged to have sex on the night the woman returns from the mikveh, and on Friday nights.
Question 10. What does the Sefer Hahinuch compare homosexuality to?
Sexual congress with animals.
Marrying a barren woman.
All of the above.
None of the above.