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. What is the word for marriage in the Talmud?

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

Qustion 2. Does the Bible explicitly forbid homosexuality?

Yes No No, but it does forbid male homosexual sex It never overtly references the subject

Qustion 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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 6. In 1977, which Jewish movement drafted a call to decriminalize homosexual sex and end all discrimination based on sexual orientation?

Reform Reconstructionist Conservative Orthodox

Qustion 7. Does Jewish law recognize a distinction between male and female masturbation?

Yes No

Qustion 8. True or false: When the Torah forbids masturbation, it refers exclusively to males.

True False

Qustion 9. 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 10. Which personality in the Christian Bible is famous for using religious terms to espouse a negative attitude toward sex?

Jesus John Paul Ringo
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