Jewish Practices QuizMitzvot--Judaism's commandments--guide Jewish practice. They have been interpreted and codified into a system called Halakhah--Jewish law. How much do you know about Jewish practices and the rules for Jewish daily life?
Question 1. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?
Kissing the Mezuzah
Washing the hands
Brushing the teeth
Question 2. What is the meaning of the root of the word halakhah--the Hebrew term for Jewish law?
A & B
A & C
Question 3. How many loaves of bread is it traditional to have on the table on Shabbat?
Question 4. Around the year 200 CE, the earliest compendium of Jewish law was redacted. Which text is this?
The Assyrian Talmud
The Jerusalem Talmud
Question 5. Which of the following are situations in which the Talmud allows a child to disobey his or her parents?
When a parent asks a child to violate Shabbat
When a child wants to move to Israel and his parents forbid the move
When a child wants to stay up late to learn Torah, but her parents say she has to go to bed
A and C
A and B
Question 6. Which of the following is true of the commandment to visit the sick?
It's forbidden if the sick person has a communicable disease
It's encouraged, even when it will make the person sicker
It is thought to have healing properties
It is preferable to visit as often as possible and stay as long as possible
Question 7. The Babylonian Talmud is the source for much of Jewish law. Where was it compiled?
The Ottoman Empire
The Persian Empire
A shtetl in Eastern Europe
Question 8. True or false: By the high Middle Ages, most Jewish communities recognized one rabbi as the arbiter of Jewish law in that community.
Question 9. The Hebrew name for the practice of hospitality is
Kibud av v'em
Question 10. True or False: Upon graduating from college it is customary for a Jewish person to have their Hebrew name tattooed on their body.