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. True or false: By the high Middle Ages, most Jewish communities recognized one rabbi as the arbiter of Jewish law in that community.
Question 2. Which of the following is forbidden by the Torah?
Sexual relations with a girl before she has begun menstruating
Sexual relations with a woman when she is pregnant
Sexual relations with a woman who is post-menopause
Sexual relations with a woman while she is menstruating
Question 3. True or False: Visiting the sick is a mitzvah.
Question 4. What is the meaning of the root of the word halakhah--the Hebrew term for Jewish law?
A & B
A & C
Question 5. 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 6. True or false: Some Jewish thinkers argue that the only legitimate reason for the performance of mitzvot is in order to obey God's commandments.
Question 7. What does a mezuzah contain?
A small parchment scroll
A chai charm
The text of the Jewish wedding contract
An Aramaic chant
Question 8. According to Jewish law how many times should a Jewish person pray every day? Tzedakah is often translated as charity, but itís more closely related to the concept of what?
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. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
dairy and eggs
meat and dairy
meat and eggs
bread and meat