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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. True or Fale: "What is mine is mine and what is yours is yours," is a good attitude toward wealth in Jewish tradition.

True False

Qustion 2. The Talmud distinguishes between charity and benevolence in three ways. Which is not a way

Charity is in the form of money. Benevolence is in the form of time. Charity is for the poor. Benevolence is for anyone. Charity is given by adults. Benevolence is given by anyone. Charity is given to the living. Benevolence can be given to the dead as well.

Qustion 3. In the Bible, giving tzedakah mainly takes what form?

A financial donation A business lesson A heart-to-heart talk An agrarian contribution

Qustion 4. 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 5. According to a rabbinic teaching, when a beggar stands before you asking for money

You should ignore him You should cover your eyes You should know God's presence is with him You should know that God has abandoned him

Qustion 6. In the Bible, commandments regarding assistance for the poor are modeled after which of these?

A mother’s behavior towards her child A king’s behavior towards his subjects A prophet’s behavior towards the people he is leading God’s behavior towards the People of Israel

Qustion 7. Credit cooperatives that helped Jewish immigrants in the early 20th century were called

Hebrew free loan societies Tzedakah banks Aktsiyes Hevurtas

Qustion 8. Who composed the famous “Ladder of Tzedakah” which prioritizes the best forms of charity?

Rashi Maimonides Nachmanides Rabbi Moses Feinstein

Qustion 9. About the end of poverty, the Torah teaches

“There will never cease to be needy ones in your land.” "There will be no poverty in the kingdom of David." "Poverty will end when sacrfice ends." "Poverty will decrease as learning increases."

Qustion 10. According to the Mishnah, how much of one’s fields must one leave unharvested for the needy?

1/4 1/18 1/20 There is no set amount
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