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 rules of tz'ni'ut, or modesty, apply to which area of life?
All of these
Question 2. In Kabbalistic literature, gilgul refers to what type of reincarnation?
When a guilt laden soul pursued by devils enters a human body in order to find rest and has to be exorcised
Impregnation, in which a soul descends from heaven in order to assist another soul in the body
When a deceased family member enters into the body of his next-born descendent
Transmigration, in which a soul that had previously inhabited one body is sent back to earth to inhabit another body
Question 3. Which of these statements about the Jewish laws of modesty is true?
The laws apply to men only
The laws apply to women only
There are laws about modesty for both men and women
The laws are not particularly important
Question 4. 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
Question 5. 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 6. What is a sheitel?
A Yiddish word for a kippah (skullcap)
Shoes worn on Shabbat
A winter coat
Question 7. In "escstatic" mysticism, the Land of Israel is a metaphor for:
The Jewish people
The human body
The human soul