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
Which of these is not an available source of information about Jewish women's lives in the Middle Ages?
Question 2 of 10
Historically, how did Jewish women celebrate the appearance of a new moon?
Question 3 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 4 of 10
According to the Bible, childless widows are the legal responsibility of whom?
Question 5 of 10
Under Jewish law, an agunah, or "chained woman" whose husband deserts her, is missing, or refuses to grant a divorce, is:
Question 6 of 10
Who advocates for "engendering" Judaism by making gender a fundamental criterion for understanding the Jewish past and envisioning the Jewish future?
Question 7 of 10
According to the Zohar, who presides over the halls of the afterlife?
Question 8 of 10
When were the first synagogue sisterhoods founded by rabbis?
Question 9 of 10
Which publication aims "to foster discussion of Jewish women's issues... and to give women greater choice in Jewish life"?
Question 10 of 10
What was life like for Jewish women in the Middle Ages?

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