God QuizJudaism has long been credited with introducing monotheism to the world. But Jewish conceptions of that one God have varied through the ages.
Question 1. True or false: Because God is beyond human comprehension, most Jewish thinkers do not try to describe God.
Question 2. What kind of encounter with God was stressed by Martin Buber and Abraham Joshua Heschel?
A rational encounter, grounded in the role of science in Creation
An existential encounter, acknowledging that there is no way to approach speaking to God
A human encounter, grounded in experiential knowledge and emotions
None of these
Question 3. What is the Tetragrammaton?
The four-letter name of God
The covenant between God and Israel
The fourth of the Ten Commandments
Another name for the World to Come
Question 4. Which of these names for God is often used in modern feminist congregations to denote feminine aspects of God?
Shekhinah, or "dwelling-place"
Makor HaHayim, or "fountain of life"
Ima, or "Divine Mother"
All of these
A and B
Question 5. According to Maimonides, what is the "fundamental of fundamentals"?
Devotion to the commandments
Belief in God
Acceptance of the Torah
The notion of Jews as God's Chosen People
Question 6. Which of these biblical books does not depict God as Israelís suitor or lover?
Song of Songs
Question 7. What did the kabbalists introduce?
The name HaShem to refer to God
The idea of humanity being created in God's image
A distinction between the hidden and revealed aspects of God
Our rest on Shabbat as a metaphor for God's rest