Magic & the Supernatural QuizJudaism 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?
Question 1. In the bible, what is the most common cause of God sending disease?
Question 2. Which of these is NOT a reason that a talmudic sage was granted special powers?
He was the first person in synagogue every morning of his life
He never walked four cubits without speaking words of Torah
He never drank any liquid except water
He never laid out a bed and slept for a regular period of time
He never called anybody by a nickname
Question 3. Which of the following is not a punishment for the use of magic as cited in the Mishnah?
Death by stoning
Loss of place in the world to come
Death of one's firstborn son
Question 4. 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
Question 5. True or false: Judaism ascribes some supernatural powers to the zodiac.
Question 6. Which of the following supernatural ideas is mentioned in the Torah?
Question 7. In Jewish thought, dreams are compared to
Joyful song and dance