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. Which of these Jewish thinkers played a key role in popularizing Jewish meditation?

Gershom Scholem Elliot Wolfson Aryeh Kaplan Avraham Berg

Qustion 2. According to Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag, the study of Kabbalah is:

An otherwordly tradition A logical system intended for the ethical and political redemption of human society The only way to guarantee one will have a place in the World to Come A good way to rub elbows with celebrities

Qustion 3. Which of the following non-kabbalistic books was written by a kabbalist?

Shulhan Arukh, the code of Jewish law Sefer Hahinukh, the list of mitzvot in the Torah Halikhot Bat Yisrael, the code of Jewish women’s behavior Sefer Minhagim, the directory of Jewish customs

Qustion 4. Which rabbi is responsible for challenging the convention that the study of Kabbalah is only for a few elite scholars and thinkers?

Joseph Caro Yehuda Ashlag Moshe Soleveichik The Vilna Gaon

Qustion 5. 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 6. From the 13th to the 15th century, where was the world center of kabbalistic teachings?

Jerusalem Safed Spain Small villages throughout Eastern Europe

Qustion 7. The poem Yedid Nefesh was written by

The Arizal Eleazar Azikri Rashi Isaac Luria

Qustion 8. Which of the following kabbalistic thinkers attempted to attain prophecy?

Isaac Luria Abraham Joshua Heschel Abraham Abulafia All of these None of these

Qustion 9. 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 10. What is Jewish Renewal?

An agrarian movement based on holistic eating and organic produce A movement that combines Hasidic mysticism with Eastern spiritual traditions The seven-year cycle by which produce and plants in Israel are reclaimed A more common term for the 18th-century revolution in Jewish learning
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