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. According to the Talmud, what is the punishment for slander?
None of the above
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. 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
Question 4. Which scholar is known for his seminal work on lashon ha-ra?
Question 5. 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 6. 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 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"