Science & Judaism QuizThe Bible and Talmud saw science and Jewish tradition as pathways to the same divine truth. But still, the two regularly come in conflict. How much do you know about the relationship between science and Judaism?
Question 1. Which Jewish thinker saw evolutionary theory as support for the Kabbalistic ideas of the unity of life?
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Question 2. What event proved Einstein's Theory of Relativity right?
A simple act of gravity.
A solar eclipse.
Shooting beams of light through a glass prism.
It has still never been definitively proven.
Question 3. Which of these medieval scholars engaged in astrological study?
Abraham bar Hiyya
Moshe Hayyim Luzatto
All of the above
None of the above
Question 4. How did the rabbis of the Talmud view science?
As a competing belief that excludes belief in God
As an external force which must be ignored or destroyed
As a valuable tool in halakhic (legal) decision making
As a way to discredit Christianity
Question 5. True or false: An autopsy was performed in the Talmud to reveal the exact number of joints and limbs in the human body.
Question 6. True or false: In traditional Jewish thought, evolution is always rejected.
Question 7. Which instrument was renown Jewish physicist Richard Feynman known for playing?