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
When were the first synagogue sisterhoods founded by rabbis?
Question 2 of 10
In 1975, the Reform movement introduced what concept in its new prayer book Gates of Prayer?
Question 3 of 10
Who advocates for "engendering" Judaism by making gender a fundamental criterion for understanding the Jewish past and envisioning the Jewish future?
Question 4 of 10
Which of these is a feminine name for God?
Question 5 of 10
Who sparked Second Wave feminism with the 1963 publication of The Feminine Mystique?
Question 6 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 7 of 10
Regina Jonas, often thought as the first female rabbi, was born and served as rabbi in which city?
Question 8 of 10
Which of these is not a para-rabbinic role assumed by women in the Modern Orthodox community?
Question 9 of 10
As a general rule, women are exempted from what commandments, according to rabbinic Judaism?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these adjectives do rabbinic sources use to describe women?

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