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. True or false: The Torah prohibits men from wearing women's clothes, and vice versa.
Question 2. True or false: People with tattoos cannot be buried in any Jewish cemetery.
Question 3. What is the reasoning behind the prohibition against wearing garments made of wool and linen woven together?
Mixing an animal product with a plant product is like incest
Wool is seen as holy, and linen is seen as unholy, and the two should never been mixed
It's ritually forbidden to wear anything made of animals
Question 4. What does the Hebrew word tz'ni'ut mean?
Question 5. 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 6. What is pikuach nefesh?
The study of medicine
The biblical law against unnecessary surgery
The codes concerning modesty
The saving of a life
Question 7. In the bible, why did King Ahasuerus choose Queen Esther as his wife?
For her intelligence
For her bright dress
For her outward beauty
For her disdain of personal hygiene