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. Saadiah Gaon wrote a translation of the Bible in what language?
Question 2. Which of these Jewish thinkers identified as an Orthodox Jew?
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Question 3. True or false: Kabbalists thought that only a handful of worthy students should receive the secrets of the Law.
Question 4. True or False: Medieval Jewish Philosophers were averse to ever citing the work or theories of non-Jewish philosophers.
Question 5. True or false: Aristotle is never mentioned in the Talmud.
Question 6. Which of these philosophers was NOT Spanish?
Bahya Ibn Pakudah
Question 7. Which of these groups was NOT labeled heretic?
The Sephardic Jews in North Africa
Question 8. Who wrote Wars of the Lord?
Question 9. 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 10. Who wrote the Guide to the Perplexed?