Tzedakah QuizTzedakah, or righteousness, is often interpreted as charity, because Judaism views giving as the ultimate act of righteousness. As in most areas of life, here too Jewish tradition makes practical demands and specifies expectations. How much do you know about Tzedakah?
Question 1. The corners of fields, which were designated for the poor, are called
Question 2. Who composed the famous “Ladder of Tzedakah” which prioritizes the best forms of charity?
Rabbi Moses Feinstein
Question 3. The Book of Proverbs states that the doing of righteousness and justice is preferable to God than
Observing the Sabbath
The sacrificial offering
The act of praying
All other mitzvoth
Question 4. According to Jewish law, when choosing who will receive tzedakah funds, who takes first priority?
Those who are hungry
Those who are local
Question 5. True or false: The halakhah (Jewish law) regarding interest-free loans apply to Jews and non-Jews.
Question 6. About the end of poverty, the Torah teaches
“There will never cease to be needy ones in your land.”
"There will be no poverty in the kingdom of David."
"Poverty will end when sacrfice ends."
"Poverty will decrease as learning increases."
Question 7. What does the Hebrew word “tzedakah” mean literally?
Question 8. According to the Torah, if a farmer or his workers missed a section of the field during harvesting
He cannot go back and pick it
He must go back and pick it
He must go back and pick it and then bring it to the poor
He must go back and pick it and store it up for the future
Question 9. The phrase "One who loves money is never satisfied with money," is from
Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah
Question 10. The Talmud distinguishes between charity and benevolence in three ways. Which is not a way
Charity is in the form of money. Benevolence is in the form of time.
Charity is for the poor. Benevolence is for anyone.
Charity is given by adults. Benevolence is given by anyone.
Charity is given to the living. Benevolence can be given to the dead as well.