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. Which of the following is not a regulation found either in the Talmud or the medieval Jewish law codes?
The body must be bathed regularly
One must never wear the same garment for longer than three days
One must not withhold evacuation of the bowels
Hands are to be washed after touching parts of the body that are usually covered
Question 2. During which prayer on the High Holidays is it common to prostrate oneself fully on the ground.
Question 3. What is a sheitel?
A Yiddish word for a kippah (skullcap)
Shoes worn on Shabbat
A winter coat
Question 4. What does the Hebrew word tz'ni'ut mean?
Question 5. True or false: People with tattoos cannot be buried in any Jewish cemetery.
Question 6. Shatnez is the biblical prohibition of mixing which two fibers?
Wool and cotton
Linen and silk
Cotton and silk
Wool and linen
Question 7. The Torah provides extensive detail regarding the clothing of:
The patriarchs--Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
The High Priest