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Jewish Practices Quiz

Mitzvot--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. True or False: Upon graduating from college it is customary for a Jewish person to have their Hebrew name tattooed on their body.


Question 2. When walking into a room with a mezuzah on the door one should
 Kiss the Mezuzah
 Bow to the mezuzah
 Stare at the mezuzah
 Ignore the mezuzah


Question 3. 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 4. Which is the longest of the three daily prayer services?
 Shaharit, the morning prayers
 Mincha, the afternoon prayers
 Maariv, the evening prayers
 They are all the same length


Question 5. The word tzitzit refers to
 The fringes on the corners of garments
 The instrument blown at houses of mourning
 The modest garment that the dead are buried in
 A special hat a boy receives on his bar mitzvah


Question 6. What is the name of the headcovering worn by many Jewish men and some Jewish women?


Question 7. What is the Hebrew word for holiness?


Question 8. True or false: Secular Israeli jurisprudence treats halakhah as a valid and valued source of precedent.


Question 9. True or false: By the high Middle Ages, most Jewish communities recognized one rabbi as the arbiter of Jewish law in that community.


Question 10. According to Jewish law, how much charity should a person give every year?
 5% of income
 10% of income
 20% of income
 25% of income