A Maccabi Jewish sports club bicycle trip in Salonika, Greece in 1933. (Jack Beraha/US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Our Bodies Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish attitudes toward the human body?

In Judaism, spirituality and physicality are closely connected, and Judaism has lots to say about issues like modesty and healthy behaviors. How much do you know about Jewish attitudes toward the body?

Question 1 of 10
What is the reasoning behind the prohibition against wearing garments made of wool and linen woven together?
Question 2 of 10
Does Jewish law permit men to shave with an electric shaver?
Question 3 of 10
In the Book of Psalms, the Bible describes what substance as something that "gladdens the human heart?"
Question 4 of 10
What is the status of body piercing in Jewish law?
Question 5 of 10
In "escstatic" mysticism, the Land of Israel is a metaphor for:
Question 6 of 10
Which of these statements about the 12-Step Program for overcoming addiction is true?
Question 7 of 10
Shatnez is the biblical prohibition of mixing which two fibers?
Question 8 of 10
During which prayer on the High Holidays is it common to prostrate oneself fully on the ground.
Question 9 of 10
What is a sheitel?
Question 10 of 10
The rules of tz'ni'ut, or modesty, apply to which area of life?

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