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 of false: According to rabbinic law, one should give tzedakah to one's own near relatives who are poor before giving to the rest of her city's poor.

True False

Qustion 2. According to Jewish law, when choosing who will receive tzedakah funds, who takes first priority?

Children Orphans Those who are hungry Those who are local

Qustion 3. Which of the following statements about tzedakah is true?

It is a way of looking at the world and understanding the human role in creating a more perfect world It is something Jews are not obligated to do on a daily basis, but something they should do when they feel moved by a particular situation It only applies if providing monetary assistance is both necessary and possible for the giver; if money does not change hands, it’s not tzedakah It is a way of approaching financial decisions that will keep observant Jews out of debt

Qustion 4. Which of the following is an example of tzedakah in biblical law?

Lighting Shabbat candles Not eating pork Putting no other god before God Leaving the corners of one’s field unharvested

Qustion 5. In the Bible, giving tzedakah mainly takes what form?

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

Qustion 6. Credit cooperatives that helped Jewish immigrants in the early 20th century were called

Hebrew free loan societies Tzedakah banks Aktsiyes Hevurtas

Qustion 7. 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 8. According to the Talmud, which of the following is not a difference between charity and benevolence?

Charity can only be carried out by giving money, whereas benevolence involves giving of one’s person Charity is directed to the poor, whereas benevolence involves the expression of goodwill to all Charity is given to the living, whereas benevolence can be extended to the dead Charity is not required of those who are less fortunate, whereas benevolence is required of everyone

Qustion 9. According to Jewish law, how much tzedakah must one give?

25% of one's income 3% of one's income However much money will feed a family for a week There are no set requirements, just guidelines

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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