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. 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
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