Thinkers & Thought QuizA wide cast of intellectuals devoted their lives to defining what Judaism meant to them, and what it should mean to others. How much do you know about these thinkers and their philosophies?
Question 1. Which Jewish philosopher wrote The Lonely Man of Faith?
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein
Rabbi Joseph Caro
Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik
Question 2. Solomon Ibn Adret is more commonly known as
Question 3. Which Jewish philosopher was sometimes known as the rabbi of Theresienstadt?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Question 4. Which of the following philosophers was about to convert to Christianity, but decided to attend synagogue before he left Judaism, and was so inspired by the Yom Kippur service he attended, that he ultimately became a strong advocate of Judaism for Jews, and Christianity for Christians?
Question 5. True or false: Non-Jewish readers refered to Moses Mendelssohn as "the Jewish Socrates."
Question 6. Who wrote Wars of the Lord?
Question 7. Emmanuel Levinas published works in Les Temps Modernes--the journal of which French philosopher?
Simone de Beauvoir
Question 8. Who wrote the Guide to the Perplexed?
Question 9. In Jerusalem, or On Religious Power and Judaism, Moses Mendelssohn argued that
Jews should move to Israel
Judaism is constant with values of the Enlightenment
Judaism was all but dead
Jews should convert to Christianity
Question 10. Judah Haleviís Kuzari is the story of
The king of the Khazars who is considering a conversion to Judaism
A man from a town called Kuzar who has to decide whether to accept or reject written Jewish law
A poet living in a cave in Safed who has visions of angels
The history of the city of Jerusalem, as told by the prophet Elijah