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. Does the Conservative movement approve of gay marriage?

Yes No The movement has chosen to ignore the issue Conservative rabbis have ratified both positive and negative positions on the issue

Qustion 2. 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 3. What is the first reference to sex in the Torah?

"Be fertile and increase; fill the Earth and master it" "And God said, let us make Man" “While the Man slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that spot. And the Lord God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman." "A man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh."

Qustion 4. What does the Sefer Hahinuch compare homosexuality to?

Sexual congress with animals. Incest. Marrying a barren woman. All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 5. Does Jewish law recognize a distinction between male and female masturbation?

Yes No

Qustion 6. True or false: Married couples are especially encouraged to have sex on the night the woman returns from the mikveh, and on Friday nights.

True False

Qustion 7. Which of these is the most preferable form of contraception, according to rabbinic authorities?

Condoms. Birth control pill. Diaphragm. Withdrawal.

Qustion 8. 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 9. Which of the following is a recipe in the Talmud for female oral contraception?

Swizzle sticks A potion called the "cup of roots" The bark of an evergreen tree The placenta of a black cat

Qustion 10. What is the protocol for a ritually impure woman and man?

Expulsion from the Israelite camp Immersion in a ritual pool of water Death by stoning A ritual service administered by a priest, or kohen
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