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
True or false: Some scholars have found that ancient Israelite views of women were in many ways more positive than those in other ancient Near Eastern societies.
Question 2 of 10
As a general rule, women are exempted from what commandments, according to rabbinic Judaism?
Question 3 of 10
Which of the following was NOT included in the "Call for Change" issued by the women of the Ezrat Nashim movement ing the 1970s?
Question 4 of 10
What was Bella Abzug's profession before being elected to congress in 1971?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: In the Bible, women are sometimes presented as equal to men, and sometimes as subordinate.
Question 6 of 10
Which of these is NOT a strong female character in the Hebrew Bible?
Question 7 of 10
What are Orthodox women's tefillah groups?
Question 8 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 9 of 10
According to the Bible, childless widows are the legal responsibility of whom?
Question 10 of 10
Which publication aims "to foster discussion of Jewish women's issues... and to give women greater choice in Jewish life"?

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