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. Which of these mitzvot are still performed by Jews today?
Mitzvot related to organ donation
Giving agricultural gifts to the priests
All of these
Question 2. 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
Question 3. True or false: By the high Middle Ages, most Jewish communities recognized one rabbi as the arbiter of Jewish law in that community.
Question 4. 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 5. True or false: In Judaism there is no explicit concept of rights--only responsibilities.
Question 6. What is the name of the headcovering worn by many Jewish men and some Jewish women?
Question 7. According to Jewish law, during the week after someone's immediate family member dies, one should:
Not visit that person so they can grieve in private
Visit in order to express support
Visit in order to bring food, but leave immediately
Visit only if they are specifically asked to
Question 8. Which is an example of a Jewish custom, or minhag?
Putting on tefillin during morning prayers
Saying kaparot before Rosh Hashanah, while waving a rooster around one's head and saying "May this rooster, which is to be killed, be an atonement for my sins"
Separating milk from meat when eating meals
Putting a mezuzah on one's doorpost
Question 9. What Jewish practice is done immediately upon waking up in the morning?
Kissing the Mezuzah
Washing the hands
Brushing the teeth
Question 10. What is Levirate marriage?
The obligation of a surviving brother to marry the widow of his brother if he died without having fathered children
The obligation of a Jewish woman to marry a Levite if there is one who desires her
The custom of inviting a Levite to officiate at a Jewish wedding
The name for a marriage that has not been consummated