Magic & the Supernatural Quiz

Judaism has many folk customs with magical undertones. But these are not without controversy. How well do you know Jewish magic, and the debates around it?

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Qustion 1. Which two early rabbis were famous for having a healing power that resided in their touch?

Masmasiah & Kaskasiah Hiyya & Yohanan Joshua ben Levi & Judah Tannaim & Yehuda

Qustion 2. What book contains formulas that were ostensibly used to create golems?

The Bahir The Talmud Sefer Yetzirah The Necronomicon

Qustion 3. What is the grave of Jonathan Ben Uziel?

A site in Amukah, in northern Israel A place that is believed to have magical powers A place where some people go when looking for love All of these

Qustion 4. What is a dybbuk?

A dead human that takes possession of the body of a living human A demon that takes possession of the body of an animal A giant creature made of clay which is brought to life by magical means A carnivorous blood-sucking creature living in the forests of Eastern Europe

Qustion 5. True or false: In the Torah, God curses people.

True False

Qustion 6. In the bible, what is the most common cause of God sending disease?

Sin Adultery Practicing magic Ignorance

Qustion 7. What is divination?

Gazing into the future using supernatural means Any act of creation, natural or supernatural Anointing oneself directly as a divinity (God) Making objects or people appear or disappear

Qustion 8. Which of the following "magical" rites was Moses not responsible for?

Turning his staff into a snake Hitting a rock to exhort water to flow Speaking with a burning bush Hardening Pharaoh's heart

Qustion 9. What is blood libel?

The use of blood for healing purposes The accusation of ritual child murder A theory pertaining to Jewish genetics The practice of storing blood in customary vases

Qustion 10. Which of the following is a symbol that might be found on a hamsa?

Star of David Fish Eye Both C and B All of the above
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