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. According to Jewish law, how much charity should a person give every year?
5% of income
10% of income
20% of income
25% of income
Question 2. 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
Question 3. Which of the following are situations in which the Talmud allows a child to disobey his or her parents?
When a parent asks a child to violate Shabbat
When a child wants to move to Israel and his parents forbid the move
When a child wants to stay up late to learn Torah, but her parents say she has to go to bed
A and C
A and B
Question 4. Around the year 200 CE, the earliest compendium of Jewish law was redacted. Which text is this?
The Assyrian Talmud
The Jerusalem Talmud
Question 5. True or false: In Judaism there is no explicit concept of rights--only responsibilities.
Question 6. 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 7. True or false: Many mitzvot cannot be fulfilled since to the destruction of the Temple.
Question 8. What does the Hebrew word mitzvah literally mean?
Question 9. According to Jewish law, one must wait between eating
dairy and eggs
meat and dairy
meat and eggs
bread and meat
Question 10. What is the name of the headcovering worn by many Jewish men and some Jewish women?