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. 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 2. What is the meaning of the root of the word halakhah--the Hebrew term for Jewish law?
A & B
A & C
Question 3. What is a mohar?
In ancient marriages, it was the price paid by the father of the groom to the father of the bride
In ancient marriages it was the contract signed at the engagement
In the Talmud is it the word used for a devious or untrustworthy friend
In the Talmud it is the term for a divorcee
Question 4. True or false: In Judaism there is no explicit concept of rights--only responsibilities.
Question 5. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?
Question 6. According to Jewish law, which of these are requirements a father must fulfill for his son?
Teach the child to swim
Teach the child how to make a living
Teach Torah to the child
All of the above
Question 7. 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 8. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
dairy and eggs
meat and dairy
meat and eggs
bread and meat
Question 9. True or false: According to the Shulhan Arukh, members of a particular community must follow that community's custom and not adopt the different customs of another community.
Question 10. 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