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 has been considered a prevalent practice in early Hasidism?
Question 2 of 10
What does the Hebrew word tz'ni'ut mean?
Question 3 of 10
What is a sheitel?
Question 4 of 10
What is shucklen?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: People with tattoos cannot be buried in any Jewish cemetery.
Question 6 of 10
Which of these statements about the 12-Step Program for overcoming addiction is true?
Question 7 of 10
What is Maimonides' explanation for the requirement for Jewish men to wear beards?
Question 8 of 10
What did the sages of the talmudic era believe about the human body?
Question 9 of 10
Where does the practice of wearing a skullcap come from?
Question 10 of 10
Which of the following is a way rabbis explained the biblical prohibition against getting tattoos?

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