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. 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 2. It is customary to thank God for food
Both before and after eating
Question 3. What does the Hebrew word mitzvah literally mean?
Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. What is the meaning of the root of the word halakhah--the Hebrew term for Jewish law?
A & B
A & C
Question 7. How many loaves of bread is it traditional to have on the table on Shabbat?
Question 8. Which is an example of a Jewish custom, or minhag?
Putting on tefillin during morning prayers
Saying kaparot before Rosh Hashanah, while waving a rooster around one's head and saying "May this rooster, which is to be killed, be an atonement for my sins"
Separating milk from meat when eating meals
Putting a mezuzah on one's doorpost
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. What is the name of the halakhic code developed by Joseph Caro in the 16th century?