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
Which of these exclusively female ceremonies receives fleeting mention in the Bible?
Question 2 of 10
What are tekhines?
Question 3 of 10
In 1975, the Reform movement introduced what concept in its new prayer book Gates of Prayer?
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following is a quote from Golda Meir?
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 an available source of information about Jewish women's lives in the Middle Ages?
Question 9 of 10
What is the biblical precedent for allowing a woman to inherit her father's property, when she has no brothers?
Question 10 of 10
True or false: In medieval mystical theology, all of God's ten attributes are female.

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