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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
When were the first synagogue sisterhoods founded by rabbis?
Question 3 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 4 of 10
Which of these is a famous Orthodox feminist?
Question 5 of 10
As a general rule, women are exempted from what commandments, according to rabbinic Judaism?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these adjectives do rabbinic sources use to describe women?
Question 7 of 10
Who sparked Second Wave feminism with the 1963 publication of The Feminine Mystique?
Question 8 of 10
According to the Talmud, a man without a wife is
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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