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 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 2. According to a rabbinic teaching, when a beggar stands before you asking for money
You should ignore him
You should cover your eyes
You should know God's presence is with him
You should know that God has abandoned him
Question 3. According to the “Ladder of Tzedakah,” what is the highest level of tzedakah?
Giving a poor person some money
Giving a poor person an interest-free loan to become independent of charity
Teaching a person some Torah
Teaching a person about peaceful coexistence
Question 4. The corners of fields, which were designated for the poor, are called
Question 5. In the Bible, commandments regarding assistance for the poor are modeled after which of these?
A mother’s behavior towards her child
A king’s behavior towards his subjects
A prophet’s behavior towards the people he is leading
God’s behavior towards the People of Israel
Question 6. The phrase "One who loves money is never satisfied with money," is from
Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah
Question 7. According to the Mishnah, how much of one’s fields must one leave unharvested for the needy?
There is no set amount
Question 8. 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 9. Which social worker helped found the Maxwell Street Settlement House, the Women's Loan Association, and the Juvenile Protective Association?
Hannah Greenbaum Solomon
Question 10. Credit cooperatives that helped Jewish immigrants in the early 20th century were called
Hebrew free loan societies