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 are you obligated to rebuke someone?
When you hear that he or she is intending to steal
When you hear that he or she has stolen something
When you think he or she might steal something
A and B
A and C
Question 2. 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 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. Where does the term tikkun olam, repairing the world, first appear?
The works of Martin Buber
The Book of Exodus
Question 5. If you see your friend being rude to the barista at Starbucks, and then go and tell another friend about it, that constitutes:
Lashon ha-ra (talebearing)
None of the above
Question 6. According to Jewish law, what is slander (motzi shem ra)?
Talking about a person behind his or her back
The deliberate dissemination of damaging untruths
A very minor sin for which there is no punishment
The malicious dissemination of damaging truths
Question 7. According to Maimonides, which of these are jobs for civil magistrates and officials?
Making rounds to the markets, squares, and shops
Fixing prices and regulating weights
All of the above.
None of the above.