Women participating in a Rosh Chodesh worship service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, May 10, 2013. (Brian Negin/Flickr)

Jewish Gender & Feminism Quiz

How much do you know about gender issues in the Jewish past and present?

Even as Jewish women have attained ritual and leadership opportunities formerly restricted to them, the history of female exclusion in Judaism continues to linger. How much do you know about gender issues in the Jewish past and present?

Question 1 of 10
What is the biblical precedent for allowing a woman to inherit her father's property, when she has no brothers?
Question 2 of 10
True or false: The mystics conceive of the relationship between God and the Jewish people in sexual terms, with God as male and the Jewish people as female.
Question 3 of 10
Which of these is a feminine name for God?
Question 4 of 10
Who advocates for "engendering" Judaism by making gender a fundamental criterion for understanding the Jewish past and envisioning the Jewish future?
Question 5 of 10
What was Bella Abzug's profession before being elected to congress in 1971?
Question 6 of 10
When were the first synagogue sisterhoods founded by rabbis?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these is NOT a strong female character in the Hebrew Bible?
Question 8 of 10
According to the Bible, childless widows are the legal responsibility of whom?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these is not a para-rabbinic role assumed by women in the Modern Orthodox community?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these adjectives do rabbinic sources use to describe women?

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