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 of these Jewish thinkers identified as an Orthodox Jew?
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Question 2. Gersonides was not
Question 3. Who was voted the greatest British Jew of all time by the London Jewish Chronicle in 2005?
Sir Jonathan Sacks
Question 4. When Joseph Soloveitchik moved to the United States, he became Chief Rabbi of the Orthodox community in what city?
Question 5. Which of the following philosophers was excommunicated from his Jewish community?
Question 6. Who wrote Wars of the Lord?
Question 7. True or false: Aristotle is never mentioned in the Talmud.
Question 8. 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 9. Which of these philosophers was NOT Spanish?
Bahya Ibn Pakudah
Question 10. A main goal of medieval Jewish thinkers was to reconcile Jewish thought with what philosophy?