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 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 2. The rules of tz'ni'ut, or modesty, apply to which area of life?
All of these
Question 3. 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 4. Which of these words in the Tanakh does NOT describe the soul?
Question 5. In "escstatic" mysticism, the Land of Israel is a metaphor for:
The Jewish people
The human body
The human soul
Question 6. The laws about clothing in the Torah include which of these requirements?
Wearing clothes that cover one’s elbows and knees
Wearing hats or kippot
Refraining from wearing clothes that contain wool and linen in the same garment
Refraining from wearing costumes except on Purim
Question 7. Which of the following is a way rabbis explained the biblical prohibition against getting tattoos?
People are created in the image of God, and tattooing alters that image
Tattooing can be disrespectful to one's parents
Tattoos can be a sign of idolatry
All of the above