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. The phrase "One who loves money is never satisfied with money," is from
Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah
Question 3. According to Jewish law, when choosing who will receive tzedakah funds, who takes first priority?
Those who are hungry
Those who are local
Question 4. In the Bible, giving tzedakah mainly takes what form?
A financial donation
A business lesson
A heart-to-heart talk
An agrarian contribution
Question 5. 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 6. Every morning on your way to work, you pass a woman who asks for money for food. Her clothing is dirty and ragged, but you’re not sure if she’s just faking it. According to Jewish law, what should you do?
Give her money
Point her towards a food pantry
Keep walking without acknowledging her
Join an organization that fights hunger
Question 7. True or Fale: "What is mine is mine and what is yours is yours," is a good attitude toward wealth in Jewish tradition.
Question 8. Tithing is known in Hebrew as
Question 9. According to the Talmud, which of the following is not a difference between charity and benevolence?
Charity can only be carried out by giving money, whereas benevolence involves giving of one’s person
Charity is directed to the poor, whereas benevolence involves the expression of goodwill to all
Charity is given to the living, whereas benevolence can be extended to the dead
Charity is not required of those who are less fortunate, whereas benevolence is required of everyone
Question 10. Which of the following is not a loan regulation found in the Torah?
A creditor was forbidden from seizing as collateral tools necessary for the debtor’s livelihood
A garment pledged against a loan was to be returned for the night
A creditor was forbidden to enter a debtor’s home to take a pledge
Interest must be charged on loans of money and food