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 has been considered a prevalent practice in early Hasidism?
Smoking tobacco pipes
Abstaining from all alcohol and drugs
Question 2. Where does the practice of wearing a skullcap come from?
A verse in the Torah
It is a custom, or minhag
Question 3. 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 4. Does Jewish law permit men to shave with an electric shaver?
Question 5. 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
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. What is the status of body piercing in Jewish law?
It is completely prohibited
It is permitted, but can bring up issues of modesty
It is permitted, but only for women
It is permitted, but only for men