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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. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
 Mishneh Torah
 Shulhan Arukh
 Talmud Yerushalmi


Question 2. What is the name of the headcovering worn by many Jewish men and some Jewish women?


Question 3. What does the Hebrew word mitzvah literally mean?
 Good deed


Question 4. According to Jewish tradition, how many mitzvot (commandments) are there?


Question 5. True or false: Jewish law stipulates the timing and regularity of intimacy within a Jewish marriage.


Question 6. True or false: In Judaism there is no explicit concept of rights--only responsibilities.


Question 7. 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 8. 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 9. Which of these were the two most important medieval Jewish legal codes?
 The Mishneh Torah and the Shulhan Arukh
 The Arukh HaShulhan and the Kitzur Shulhan Arukh
 The Guide of the Perplexed and the Sheiltot
 The Mishneh Torah and Rashi's commentary to the Babylonian Talmud


Question 10. The Hebrew name for the practice of hospitality is
 Kibud av v'em
 Matanot l’evyonim
 Hakhnasat orhim