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 pikuach nefesh?
Question 2 of 10
What has been considered a prevalent practice in early Hasidism?
Question 3 of 10
The Torah provides extensive detail regarding the clothing of:
Question 4 of 10
What is Maimonides' explanation for the requirement for Jewish men to wear beards?
Question 5 of 10
Among the traditional blessings recited every morning is a blessing regarding:
Question 6 of 10
In Kabbalistic literature, gilgul refers to what type of reincarnation?
Question 7 of 10
What is the reasoning behind the prohibition against wearing garments made of wool and linen woven together?
Question 8 of 10
Which early Christian said that circumcision was an irrelevant practice?
Question 9 of 10
True or false: according to the principle of pikuach nefesh doheh Shabbat, Shabbat work prohibitions may be overridden if one's health is at risk.
Question 10 of 10
When Jewish women cover their hair, what does this traditionally indicate?

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