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
According to the Bible, childless widows are the legal responsibility of whom?
Question 2 of 10
In 1975, the Reform movement introduced what concept in its new prayer book Gates of Prayer?
Question 3 of 10
Which of these adjectives do rabbinic sources use to describe women?
Question 4 of 10
Which of these is not a para-rabbinic role assumed by women in the Modern Orthodox community?
Question 5 of 10
What was Bella Abzug's profession before being elected to congress in 1971?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these is a feminine name for God?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these is a famous Orthodox feminist?
Question 8 of 10
True or false: In the Bible, women are sometimes presented as equal to men, and sometimes as subordinate.
Question 9 of 10
Who was the first female rabbi in America?
Question 10 of 10
What do medieval Jewish legal authorities think about wifebeating?

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