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
Which of the following is an example of tzedakah in biblical law?
Question 2 of 10
The phrase "One who loves money is never satisfied with money," is from
Question 3 of 10
What does a Jewish community traditionally have to provide for someone who becomes impoverished?
Question 4 of 10
What does gemilut chasadim mean?
Question 5 of 10
Who composed the famous “Ladder of Tzedakah” which prioritizes the best forms of charity?
Question 6 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?
Question 7 of 10
What does the Hebrew word “tzedakah” mean literally?
Question 8 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 9 of 10
In the Bible, commandments regarding assistance for the poor are modeled after which of these?
Question 10 of 10
The prohibition against humiliating a beggar comes from which Jewish text?

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