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 of the following Jews was a founder of a discipline of social science?
All of these
None of these
Question 2. Where does this statement of wonder at the natural world--"How great are Your works, God, You made them all with wisdom"--come from?
The Palestinian Talmud
The Book of Psalms
A special prayer for Tu Bishvat
Question 3. True or false: An autopsy was performed in the Talmud to reveal the exact number of joints and limbs in the human body.
Question 4. Who was the father of modern psychoanalysis?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 5. Which instrument was renown Jewish physicist Richard Feynman known for playing?
Question 6. How did Samuel bar Abba, a talmudic sage, calculate and determine the calendar and the dates of holidays many years in advance?
By observing sunrise and sunset times each day
Using observations of the new moon
Through contrasting the length of the day in different latitudes
By recording weather patterns
Question 7. Which Jewish thinker saw evolutionary theory as support for the Kabbalistic ideas of the unity of life?
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef