Jewish Practices Quiz

How much do you know about the rules for Jewish daily life?

Mitzvot — Judaism’s commandments — guide Jewish practice. They have been interpreted and codified into a system called Halacha — Jewish law. How much do you know about Jewish practices and the rules for Jewish daily life?

Question 1 of 10
What is Levirate marriage?
Question 2 of 10
What is a herem?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: By the high Middle Ages, most Jewish communities recognized one rabbi as the arbiter of Jewish law in that community.
Question 4 of 10
According to Jewish law how many times should a Jewish person pray every day? Tzedakah is often translated as charity, but it’s more closely related to the concept of what?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Secular Israeli jurisprudence treats halacha as a valid and valued source of precedent.
Question 6 of 10
True or false: Some Jewish thinkers argue that the only legitimate reason for the performance of mitzvot is in order to obey God's commandments.
Question 7 of 10
How many loaves of bread is it traditional to have on the table on Shabbat?
Question 8 of 10
Which is the tractate of the Mishnah that is most directly concerned with ethics?
Question 9 of 10
Which is the longest of the three daily prayer services?
Question 10 of 10
True or false: Originally, the term minhag, meaning "custom," referred to a practice about which the law was very specific, but whose details were up for debate.

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