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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. 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 2. Among the traditional blessings recited every morning is a blessing regarding:
 The human body
 The human soul
 Both A & B
 None of the above


Question 3. Where does the practice of wearing a skullcap come from?
 A verse in the Torah
 A mishnah
 The Talmud
 It is a custom, or minhag


Question 4. True or false: Smoking is prohibited by Jewish law because cigarettes are not kosher.


Question 5. Which of these words in the Tanakh does NOT describe the soul?


Question 6. In the Book of Psalms, the Bible describes what substance as something that "gladdens the human heart?"


Question 7. What is a sheitel?
 A Yiddish word for a kippah (skullcap)
 Shoes worn on Shabbat
 A winter coat
 A wig