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

Hebrew free loan societies Tzedakah banks Aktsiyes Hevurtas

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 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. What does gemilut chasadim mean?

Donating money Bestowing acts of kindness Living righteously Living greedily

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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."
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