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 scholar is known for his seminal work on lashon ha-ra?
Question 2. 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 3. True or false: Jewish ethics demand that we be scrupulous in paying taxes.
Question 4. Implicit in the concept of tikkun olam is what understanding?
The world is a good place, full of people who are, deep down, good
The world is broken and needs to be fixed
Fixing the world is the job of the world's leaders
Social justice work is the way to end all wars
Question 5. What was the first step that rabbis took toward establishing a copyright law?
They forbade competitors from republishing books without the consent of the author and the publisher
They established the custom of introductions written by renowned rabbis
They created the first "hekhsher," a seal of approval from a rabbinical board
They instituted a directory of all works in print at the time
Question 6. 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 7. What is a gemah?
A library of useful items that people may borrow and then return
The ransom one must pay for a captive Jew
A catch-all term for those who are needy
A parapet built around one's roof to prevent anyone from falling