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. The phrase "One who loves money is never satisfied with money," is from

Ecclesiastes Arba‘ah Turim The Midrash Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah

Qustion 2. How does the Talmud respond to someone who says, “I give this coin to the poor so that my sick child may recover?”

There is nothing wrong with this, even if it’s not the ideal This person is worse than a thief This person is giving charity at the highest level What this person gives cannot be considered charity

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

Tzedakah Pe'ah Pushke Ma'aser

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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

Qustion 7. 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 8. 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 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. Tithing is known in Hebrew as

Tzedakah Pe'ah Ma'aser Gemilut Hasadim
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