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 some married Jewish women complete a menstrual cycle they visit the
Question 2. It is customary to thank God for food
Both before and after eating
Question 3. What does a mezuzah contain?
A small parchment scroll
A chai charm
The text of the Jewish wedding contract
An Aramaic chant
Question 4. Which of these is talmudic advice on how to discipline children?
Make the family a democracy, and allow the child's voice and opinion to be heard before overruling it
Allow the child to do what he or she wants; children will learn from their mistakes.
Push away with the weaker hand and reach out with the stronger hand so that reconciliation is always possible
Punish quickly and harshly at the first offense so that children learn immediately what is unacceptable behavior
Question 5. 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 6. True or False: Visiting the sick is a mitzvah.
Question 7. 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 8. Which is the tractate of the Mishnah that is most directly concerned with ethics?
Question 9. 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 10. When did the custom of breaking a glass at a marriage ceremony originate?
In Germany in the Middle Ages
At marriages that took place in the Temple
In concentration camps, where Jews had to get married in secret
When the Israelites wandered in the desert after the Exodus