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
In 1975, the Reform movement introduced what concept in its new prayer book Gates of Prayer?
Question 2 of 10
Which holiday, according to legend, was a reward given to the women of Israel because they refused to surrender their jewelry for the creation of the Golden Calf?
Question 3 of 10
Who sparked Second Wave feminism with the 1963 publication of The Feminine Mystique?
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 life like for Jewish women in the Middle Ages?
Question 6 of 10
Historically, how did Jewish women celebrate the appearance of a new moon?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: Throughout Jewish history, only men had the obligation to say the Kaddish
Question 8 of 10
When were the first synagogue sisterhoods founded by rabbis?
Question 9 of 10
Under Jewish law, an agunah, or "chained woman" whose husband deserts her, is missing, or refuses to grant a divorce, is:
Question 10 of 10
What do medieval Jewish legal authorities think about wifebeating?

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