Tzedakah Quiz

Tzedakah, or righteousness, is often interpreted as charity, because Judaism views giving as the ultimate act of righteousness.

Tzedakah, or righteousness, is often interpreted as charity, because Judaism views giving as the ultimate act of righteousness. As in most areas of life, here too Jewish tradition makes practical demands and specifies expectations.

How much do you know about tzedakah?

Question 1 of 10
According to the Mishnah, how much of one’s fields must one leave unharvested for the needy?
Question 2 of 10
According to Jewish law, how much tzedakah must one give?
Question 3 of 10
Which social worker helped found the Maxwell Street Settlement House, the Women's Loan Association, and the Juvenile Protective Association?
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following is not a loan regulation found in the Torah?
Question 5 of 10
What does a Jewish community traditionally have to provide for someone who becomes impoverished?
Question 6 of 10
True of false: According to rabbinic law, one should give tzedakah to one's own near relatives who are poor before giving to the rest of her city's poor.
Question 7 of 10
How does the Talmud respond to someone who says, “I give this coin to the poor so that my sick child may recover?”
Question 8 of 10
The Talmud distinguishes between charity and benevolence in three ways. Which is not a way
Question 9 of 10
In the Bible, giving tzedakah mainly takes what form?
Question 10 of 10
Every morning on your way to work, you pass a woman who asks for money for food. Her clothing is dirty and ragged, but you’re not sure if she’s just faking it. According to Jewish law, what should you do?

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