Kabbalah & Mysticism Quiz

Jewish mystical teachings about the nature of God and reality have had a profound impact on the development of Judaism. How much do you know about this area of Jewish contemplation and spirituality?

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Qustion 1. What are the sefirot?

Emanations Countings Attribures of God that are understandable to human beings All of these None of these

Qustion 2. Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, is especially interested in what aspect of religion?

Academic Literary Theoretical Experiential

Qustion 3. What are kelipot?

The head coverings that observant Jewish men wear The shells or husks that imprison the Holy Sparks The red strings that the Kabbalah Centre sells The scrolls that contain the most important works of kabbalistic thought

Qustion 4. According to Luria and his followers, what does tikkun olam represent?

The idea that following mitzvot, no matter how seemingly trivial, takes on a cosmic definition Repairing the world by doing good deeds for non-Jews Visualizing every part of the body as a separate vessel of God Combining the ideas of involuntary commandment and voluntary service

Qustion 5. Abraham Abulafia, a 13th-century mystic, was a devoted follower of

Maimonides The Emperor Constantine The prophet Samuel David Ben Gurion

Qustion 6. Who was the first rebbe of Lubavitch and the author of the Tanya?

Menachem Mendel Schneerson Israel Baal Shem Tov Shneur Zalman of Liadi Moses Mendelssohn

Qustion 7. True or false: Hasidism spread mystical thinking and living to the masses of European Jewry by teaching that all people could have an experiential connection with God.

True False

Qustion 8. Which of the following people are associated with the authorhsip of the Zohar

Moses de Leon Moses Maimonides Rashi Baruch Spinoza

Qustion 9. From the 13th to the 15th century, where was the world center of kabbalistic teachings?

Jerusalem Safed Spain Small villages throughout Eastern Europe

Qustion 10. The poem Yedid Nefesh was written by

The Arizal Eleazar Azikri Rashi Isaac Luria
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