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
Under Jewish law, an agunah, or "chained woman" whose husband deserts her, is missing, or refuses to grant a divorce, is:
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
How does the Book of Genesis describe the creation of woman?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: In the Bible, women are sometimes presented as equal to men, and sometimes as subordinate.
Question 5 of 10
What was life like for Jewish women in the Middle Ages?
Question 6 of 10
According to the Bible, childless widows are the legal responsibility of whom?
Question 7 of 10
Which of the sefirot (mystical attributes of God) evokes a female aspect of God?
Question 8 of 10
What are tekhines?
Question 9 of 10
Jewish feminists have worked extensively on all these causes except
Question 10 of 10
True or false: Throughout Jewish history, only men had the obligation to say the Kaddish

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