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Caring For Others Quiz

  1. If you tell a friend, "I heard that Joseph was fired from his last job because he was caught embezzling", what ethical speech rule are you violating?
    1. לשון הרע
    2. מוציא שם הרע
    3. הונאה
    4. שבועת שקר

  2. Which of the following people does the Torah specifically instruct to protect and provide for?
    1. Women and children
    2. Widows and orphans
    3. People with physical and mental disabilities
    4. The illiterate and the foolish

  3. When can vows be nullified?
    1. When they are broken
    2. On Purim at the end of the Fast of Esther
    3. On Passover at the seder
    4. On Yom Kippur at כָּל נִדְרֵי

  4. "Let not your Shabbat speech be like your daily speech" (שלא יהא דבורך של שבת כדבורך של חול). Where does this statement come from?
    1. The Bible
    2. The Talmud
    3. The גבאי in shul
    4. A practical guide to Shabbat observance from the 19th century

  5. Which of the following is a case where it is permissible to lie according to Jewish law?
    1. Telling a bride she is beautiful, even if she is not
    2. Telling a host you had a good time, even if you did not
    3. Telling your dentist that you flossed every day
    4. Telling a child that the tooth fairy is real

  6. What is the appropriate Hebrew phrase to say to a mourner?
    1. שמע ישראל ה' אלוקינו ה' אחד
    2.  לַכֹּל זְמָן, וְעֵת לַכֹּל חֵפֶץ תַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם
    3. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאבה עוד
    4. עד מאה ועשרים שנה

  7. Which of the following is a good tip to implement when visiting someone who is ill?
    1. Schedule your visit ahead of time with the person to make sure it's at a good time
    2. Bring a lot of food, regardless of the illness your friend is suffering from
    3. Bring some sad news from the community; though it may be depressing, it will help your friend focus on others instead of himself
    4. Tell the person what is lacking in their medical care so that they can fix it

  8. The mitzvah of בִּיקּוּר חוֹלִים should be performed for what type of people?
    1. Jews who are ill
    2. Jews and children who are ill
    3. All who are ill
    4. Good people who are ill

  9. The mitzvah of צְדָקָה includes which of the following actions?
    1. Giving money
    2. Providing shelter for those in need
    3. Providing food for the hungry
    4. All of the above

  10. True or false: There is no בְּרָכָה for the performance of מִצְווֹת שֶׁבֵּין אָדָם לַחֲבֵרוֹ.
    1. True
    2. False

  11. What is a mentsch?
    1. A booklet used to say Birkat Hamazon, the grace after meals
    2. A decent human being
    3. A group of ten men
    4. A gift given when visiting a person who is ill

  12. When hosting a guest, one should graciously provide what?
    1. Food and lodging
    2. Food and money
    3. Meat and wine
    4. Lodging and money