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. Which of the following is a case where it is permissible to lie according to Jewish law?
Telling a bride she is beautiful, even if she is not
Telling a host you had a good time, even if you did not
Telling your dentist that you flossed every day
Telling a child that the tooth fairy is real
Question 2. Does the Torah provide laws about treating day laborers and physical workers fairly?
Question 3. According to an adage in Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Fathers), who is wealthy?
One who always has elegant food for Shabbat
One who knows what the future holds
One who has the respect of the community
One who is happy with his lot
Question 4. True or false: Jewish ethics demand that we be scrupulous in paying taxes.
Question 5. Where does the term tikkun olam, repairing the world, first appear?
The works of Martin Buber
The Book of Exodus
Question 6. The mitzvah of tzedakah includes which of the following actions?
Providing shelter for those in need
Providing food for the hungry
All of the above.
Question 7. Which of the following people does the Torah specifically instruct to protect and provide for?
Women and children
Widows and orphans
People with physical and mental disabilities
The illiterate and the foolish