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. Gersonides was not
Question 2. True or false: Non-Jewish readers refered to Moses Mendelssohn as "the Jewish Socrates."
Question 3. True or False: Medieval Jewish Philosophers were averse to ever citing the work or theories of non-Jewish philosophers.
Question 4. Leo Baeck's The Essence of Judaism was written in response to
Adolf von Harnack's Essence of Christianity
Baruch Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico Politicus
Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption
Martin Buber's For the Sake of Heaven
Question 5. A main goal of medieval Jewish thinkers was to reconcile Jewish thought with what philosophy?
Question 6. In religious existentialism the believer adopts monotheism because
He has seen absolute proof of a single God
Through a leap of faith
He understands that he is just a speck in the vastness of the universe
He has been told to at Sunday school
Question 7. Solomon Ibn Adret is more commonly known as
Question 8. True or false: Aristotle is never mentioned in the Talmud.
Question 9. Who wrote the Guide to the Perplexed?
Question 10. Which Jewish philosopher was sometimes known as the rabbi of Theresienstadt?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Menachem Mendel Schneerson