Halakhah Quiz

Jewish authorities have produced over time a major body of legal texts, governing nearly every aspect of Jewish practice--or Halakhah. How much do you know about Jewish law and its foundational texts?

    Question 1 of 7:

    What was the main difference between the Vilna Gaon and the leaders of the Hasidic movement?

     He believed that Kabbalah was nonsense, and banned it from study
     He believed that only the very highly learned should have access to esoteric and mystical texts
     He believed that all secular learning was nonsense, while Hasidim embraced the marriage of secular and religious
     He believed that study of Jewish law was the only way to commune with God