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. 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 2. Tithing is known in Hebrew as

Tzedakah Pe'ah Ma'aser Gemilut Hasadim

Qustion 3. 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 4. Who composed the famous “Ladder of Tzedakah” which prioritizes the best forms of charity?

Rashi Maimonides Nachmanides Rabbi Moses Feinstein

Qustion 5. The corners of fields, which were designated for the poor, are called

Tzedakah Pe'ah Pushke Ma'aser

Qustion 6. According to the Talmud, before giving money to an organization, what should you do?

Ask your friends if it really does good work Find out if it serves the Jewish community Find out if the person running the organization is trustworthy Volunteer at the organization

Qustion 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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
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