Sex & Sexuality Quiz


Judaism does not see sex as dirty or grossly physical, neither does it encourage sex outside committed relationships. How much do you know about Jewish perspectives on sex?

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Qustion 1. Which of the following statements is true, according to the Talmud?

Sexual pleasure is a husband's right and a wife’s obligation Sexual pleasure is a wife’s right and a husband’s obligation Sexual pleasure is equally the obligation of all involved parties The Talmud never directly addresses the issue of sexual pleasure

Qustion 2. Which of these is the most preferable form of contraception, according to rabbinic authorities?

Condoms. Birth control pill. Diaphragm. Withdrawal.

Qustion 3. Maimonides compares the spilling of semen to….

idol worship. killing a human being. breaking all Ten Commandments. All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 4. True or false: Some Orthodox rabbis call for new interpretations of Jewish law to allow for more widespread acceptance of gay Jews.

True False

Qustion 5. True or false: The Bible explicitly prohibits lesbianism.

True False

Qustion 6. Rabbi Arthur Ocean Waskow, a Jewish Renewal rabbi, writes that marriage patterns are changing and therefore

The Jewish notion of marriage should be abolished Jews should continue to preserve the status quo of rigid marriages Jews could institute a new version of non-monogamous and non-permanent "concubine" relationships Judaism should embrace free love without boundaries

Qustion 7. What is Judaism's opinion on celibacy?

It is endorsed. It is up to the individual. Celibacy is only for rabbis. It is prohibited.

Qustion 8. In 2006, the Conservative law committee published a responsum which was used to allow homosexual students to study to become rabbis at the Jewish Theological Seminary. The central legal argument in this paper was based on

The principle that human dignity can over-ride a negative commandment in the Torah The authors' painful personal experiences with reparative therapies The realization that no matter what, Jewish law cannot change The comparison of male homosexual sex to female homosexual sex

Qustion 9. What is the literal translation for the Hebrew phrase that means "sexual offenses"?

The "uncovering of nakedness." The "disclosing of truths." The "openness of desires." The "quenching of thirsts." None of the above.

Qustion 10. What is the word for marriage in the Talmud?

Aliyah, or ascension Musaf, or addition Kiddushin, or holiness Yair, or enlightenment
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