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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. 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?
 Mishneh Torah
 Shulhan Arukh
 Talmud Yerushalmi


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
 Animal sacrifices
 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