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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. True or false: The Torah only permits sex for the purpose of procreation.

True False

Qustion 2. True or false: It's possible to stop being a mamzer.

True False

Qustion 3. True or false: The Bible explicitly prohibits lesbianism.

True False

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. According to the Torah, what is the punishment for men who have homosexual sex?

Incarceration Lashes Death Payment of a fine

Qustion 6. Where, according to Dr. Ruth, does her message of sexual liberation have its origins?

In Eastern European folklore. Through being oppressed as a young woman. Through positive sexual messages in Orthodox Judaism. In a story from the Talmud. None of the above.

Qustion 7. What does semen affect, according to Maimonides?

The entire body's strength. The light of one's eyes. Physical viability and decay. All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 8. What makes the biblical character Onan famous?

He refused to perform a levirate marriage with his sister-in-law after his brother's death He slaughtered all the adult males of an entire city after one of them raped his sister He was the first nazirite He was a eunuch in the Holy Temple

Qustion 9. 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 10. Does Jewish law recognize a distinction between male and female masturbation?

Yes No
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