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. From where did the story of Lilith originate?
The ancient Near East
Early Modern Germany
Question 2. What was the cause of the violent mob assault against Jews in England, which started at the coronation of Richard I in 1189?
A Jewish delegation bearing gifts was accused of coming to cast their spells over Richard I
A Jewish citizen with a speech impediment was accused of being possessed by Satan
Richard I declared a city-wide ban of Jews in his coronation speech
The rabbi scheduled to bless Richard I did not show up
Question 3. Which biblical character is said to be a witch?
Question 4. In the bible, what is the most common cause of God sending disease?
Question 5. 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
Question 6. Which of the following supernatural practices is forbidden in the Bible?
Hepatoscopy (reading animal entrails)
Belomancy (casting or shooting arrows as lots)
All of these
None of these
Question 7. True or false: In the Torah, God curses people.