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. What is the word for marriage in the Talmud?
Aliyah, or ascension
Musaf, or addition
Kiddushin, or holiness
Yair, or enlightenment
Question 2. Does Jewish law recognize a distinction between male and female masturbation?
Question 3. True or false: The Torah only permits sex for the purpose of procreation.
Question 4. True or false: When the Torah forbids masturbation, it refers exclusively to males.
Question 5. 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 6. What is the protocol for a ritually impure woman and man?
Expulsion from the Israelite camp
Immersion in a ritual pool of water
Death by stoning
A ritual service administered by a priest, or kohen
Question 7. What is Judaism's opinion on celibacy?
It is endorsed.
It is up to the individual.
Celibacy is only for rabbis.
It is prohibited.
Question 8. According to the Bible, a woman who marries the High Priest must
Be descended from a priest herself
Be a virgin
Be sprinkled with water from a ritual bath
All of these
None of these
Question 9. Which of the following is a recipe in the Talmud for female oral contraception?
A potion called the "cup of roots"
The bark of an evergreen tree
The placenta of a black cat
Question 10. True or false: Married couples are especially encouraged to have sex on the night the woman returns from the mikveh, and on Friday nights.