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
What was life like for Jewish women in the Middle Ages?
Question 3 of 10
Which of these is a famous Orthodox feminist?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: Throughout Jewish history, only men had the obligation to say the Kaddish
Question 5 of 10
Which of these is not an available source of information about Jewish women's lives in the Middle Ages?
Question 6 of 10
What was Bella Abzug's profession before being elected to congress in 1971?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: The mystics conceive of the relationship between God and the Jewish people in sexual terms, with God as male and the Jewish people as female.
Question 8 of 10
Regina Jonas, often thought as the first female rabbi, was born and served as rabbi in which city?
Question 9 of 10
What do medieval Jewish legal authorities think about wifebeating?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these is NOT a strong female character in the Hebrew Bible?

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