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Our Bodies Quiz

In 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. During which prayer on the High Holidays is it common to prostrate oneself fully on the ground.
 Amidah
 Aleinu
 Adon Olam
 Modeh Ani

 

Question 2. 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

 

Question 3. Which of these words in the Tanakh does NOT describe the soul?
 Neshamah
 Shalom
 Nefesh
 Ruah

 

Question 4. What is pikuach nefesh?
 The study of medicine
 The biblical law against unnecessary surgery
 The codes concerning modesty
 The saving of a life

 

Question 5. True or false: The Torah prohibits men from wearing women's clothes, and vice versa.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. What does the Hebrew word tz'ni'ut mean?
 Modesty
 Cruelty
 Head covering
 Cleanliness

 

Question 7. The Torah provides extensive detail regarding the clothing of:
 The patriarchs--Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
 The rabbis
 The Levites
 The High Priest