Our Bodies QuizIn Judaism, spirituality and physicality are closely connected, and Judaism has lots to say about issues like modesty and healthy behaviors. How much do you know about Jewish attitudes toward the body?
Question 1. Which early Christian said that circumcision was an irrelevant practice?
Question 2. The Torah provides extensive detail regarding the clothing of:
The patriarchs--Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
The High Priest
Question 3. What is a sheitel?
A Yiddish word for a kippah (skullcap)
Shoes worn on Shabbat
A winter coat
Question 4. What is shucklen?
The Yiddish term for swaying during prayer
The Yiddish term for laughing
The Hebrew term for a clean body
The Hebrew term for a clean soul
Question 5. What did the sages of the talmudic era believe about the human body?
That it is a vessel for the soul
That it is completely unimportant
That it is a vessel for the mind
That it is holier than God
Question 6. According to the Book of Exodus, if a slave wishes to remain with his/her owner, what does the owner do to the slave's body to make him/her a permanent slave?
He tattoos the slave's arm
He pierces the slave's ear
He cuts off the slave's hand
Any of the above
Question 7. When Jewish women cover their hair, what does this traditionally indicate?
That they are dating
That they are married
That they are engaged
That they are pregnant