Tzedakah Quiz

Tzedakah, or righteousness, is often interpreted as charity, because Judaism views giving as the ultimate act of righteousness. As in most areas of life, here too Jewish tradition makes practical demands and specifies expectations.

How much do you know about Tzedakah?

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Qustion 1. The rabbis of classical Judaism said tzedakah is

Less important than other mitzvot Just as important as any other one mitzvah Equal in value to all other mitzvot combined Not important if you don't know any other mitzvot

Qustion 2. According to Jewish law, should one give money to a beggar on the street?

Yes, but only if it’s clear that he is not intoxicated Yes, but only if he’s Jewish Yes, even if one’s own tzedakah fund has been depleted No, because giving a beggar money does not solve the greater problem

Qustion 3. Which of the following is not a loan regulation found in the Torah?

A creditor was forbidden from seizing as collateral tools necessary for the debtor’s livelihood A garment pledged against a loan was to be returned for the night A creditor was forbidden to enter a debtor’s home to take a pledge Interest must be charged on loans of money and food

Qustion 4. According to Jewish law, which of these organizations should you be giving money to first?

An independent local recycling plant A local food pantry A fund for disaster relief in China A hospital in Israel

Qustion 5. According to the Torah, if a farmer or his workers missed a section of the field during harvesting

He cannot go back and pick it He must go back and pick it He must go back and pick it and then bring it to the poor He must go back and pick it and store it up for the future

Qustion 6. What does a Jewish community traditionally have to provide for someone who becomes impoverished?

Just enough to keep food on her table, clothes on her back, and a roof over her head Food, clothing, shelter, and education Whatever she was accustomed to before she became impoverished The average salary for someone in their city or town

Qustion 7. Who is required to give tzedakah?

Everyone, according to his or her means Only the breadwinner from every family Only families who never have to take tzedakah from others All who are greedy

Qustion 8. The call in Isaiah to "take the poor into your homes," read as the Haftarah on which holiday?

Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Tisha B'av Sukkot

Qustion 9. Which social worker helped found the Maxwell Street Settlement House, the Women's Loan Association, and the Juvenile Protective Association?

Julian Mack Hannah Greenbaum Solomon Minnie Low Lucy Flower

Qustion 10. Credit cooperatives that helped Jewish immigrants in the early 20th century were called

Hebrew free loan societies Tzedakah banks Aktsiyes Hevurtas
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