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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. 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 2. According to the Book of Leviticus, if the children of Israel do not observe God's commandments what could be the consequence?
 They will not be allowed into the Land of Israel
 The land will spew them out
 The Babylonians will come and exile them
 Civil war

 

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. Around the year 200 CE, the earliest compendium of Jewish law was redacted. Which text is this?
 The Assyrian Talmud
 The Jerusalem Talmud
 The Gemara
 The Mishnah

 

Question 5. True or false: In Judaism there is no explicit concept of rights--only responsibilities.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. What is "Oral Torah"?
 The Ten Commandments which God revealed orally on Mount Sinai
 The Mishnah, Talmud, and later works of law
 The Books of Genesis and Exodus
 Any piece of Jewish law that is memorized

 

Question 7. True or false: Many mitzvot cannot be fulfilled since to the destruction of the Temple.
 True
 False

 

Question 8. What does the Hebrew word mitzvah literally mean?
 Good deed
 Charity
 Commandment
 Observance

 

Question 9. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
 dairy and eggs
 meat and dairy
 meat and eggs
 bread and meat

 

Question 10. What is the name of the headcovering worn by many Jewish men and some Jewish women?
 Kittel
 Kippah
 Tallit
 Norman