Jewish Ethics QuizJudaism 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 Book of Exodus
Question 2. Which of the following are governed by the guidelines of derekh eretz?
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
All of the above.
Question 4. Which scholar is known for his seminal work on lashon ha-ra?
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"