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. What is the status of cosmetic surgery in Jewish law?
It is forbidden under any circumstances
It is permitted only when there is a legitimate medical purpose
It is permitted only in the case of tattoo removal
It is always forbidden except in the case of burn victims
Question 2. 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 3. Shatnez is the biblical prohibition of mixing which two fibers?
Wool and cotton
Linen and silk
Cotton and silk
Wool and linen
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. Which early Christian said that circumcision was an irrelevant practice?
Question 6. Rabbi Nahman of Breslov taught that cravings and addictions destroy what?
Awareness of God
Question 7. Rabbinic literature describes the human being as an olam katan, meaning what?
The melding of body and soul
A microcosm of the world
A reincarnation of Adam and Eve
A sacred temple