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Jewish Ethics Quiz

Judaism has a lot to say about ethics. How can we be responsible businesspeople? What constitutes talking about someone (and is it ever good to)? How can we be mentsches -- and what is a mentsch, anyway?



Question 1. Where does the term tikkun olam, repairing the world, first appear?
 The works of Martin Buber
 The Mishnah
 Lurianic Kabbalah
 The Book of Exodus

 

Question 2. Which of the following are governed by the guidelines of derekh eretz?
 Common decency
 Sexuality
 Sensitivity
 Making a livelihood
 All of the above

 

Question 3. Which of the following does Greco-Jewish philosopher Philo prohibit under "do not covet"?
 Greed for money
 Hunger for honor
 Sexual lust
 Gluttony
 All of the above.

 

Question 4. Which scholar is known for his seminal work on lashon ha-ra?
 Hafetz Hayim
 Maimonides
 Gersonides
 Rabbenu Nissim

 

Question 5. What is the appropriate Hebrew phrase to say to a mourner?
 Shema yisrael adonai eloheinu adonai ehad
 Lakol zman v'et lekhol hefetz tahat hashamayim
 Ha'makom yenahem etkhem betokh she'ar avelei tziyon vi'yerushalayim
 Ad mea v'esrim

 

Question 6. What does marit ayin refer to?
 Breaking a minor law
 Giving the appearance of wrongdoing
 Praying for great wealth
 Stealing food that nobody will miss

 

Question 7. Which of these is a fundamental principle of Jewish business ethics?
 "Let the buyer beware"
 "The law of the land is the law"
 "If you can't take the heat, keep out of the kitchen"
 "You break it, you bought it"