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
What is the biblical precedent for allowing a woman to inherit her father's property, when she has no brothers?
Question 3 of 10
In 1975, the Reform movement introduced what concept in its new prayer book Gates of Prayer?
Question 4 of 10
What was Bella Abzug's profession before being elected to congress in 1971?
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 exclusively female ceremonies receives fleeting mention in the Bible?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these is not an available source of information about Jewish women's lives in the Middle Ages?
Question 8 of 10
Which of the following is a quote from Golda Meir?
Question 9 of 10
Which of the sefirot (mystical attributes of God) evokes a female aspect of God?
Question 10 of 10
Who advocates for "engendering" Judaism by making gender a fundamental criterion for understanding the Jewish past and envisioning the Jewish future?

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