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. When is it permitted to pass on negative comments?
When you hear that someone is a bad businessperson and you know that it's true
When you hear that someone is not welcoming to strangers
When a friend is accused of putting a stumbling block before a blind person
When a friend who you know is honest is accused of being dishonest, and you want to warn him
Question 2. The mitzvah of visiting the sick should be performed for what type of people?
Jews who are ill
Jews and children who are ill
All who are ill
Good people who are ill
Question 3. According to Jewish law, when can vows be nullified?
When they are broken
On Purim at the end of the Fast of Esther
On Passover at the seder
On Yom Kippur at Kol Nidre
Question 4. Which scholar is known for his seminal work on lashon ha-ra?
Question 5. If you tell a friend, "I heard that Michael was fired from his last job because he was caught embezzling," what ethical speech rule are you violating?
Lashon ha-ra (talebearing)
Motzi shem ra (slander)
Breaking an oath
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. True or false: It is more important to tell the truth than to save a life.