Torah Study QuizFor thousands of years Jews have been studying texts in pairs or in groups, respectfully debating each other, and learning the stories and legal texts of Judaism. How much do you know about studying Torah?
Question 1. After which holiday do Jews begin the cycle of weekly Torah reading?
Question 2. What is a humash?
A Torah scroll
A book containing only haftarot
A code of Jewish law
A printed Torah for synagogue use which usually also contains haftarot
Question 3. Which of these describes the process of Jewish study?
A dialogue among students
A dialogue among students and their teachers
A dialogue between students and the text
All of the above
Question 4. Which of the following Jewish books have, at one time, been banned?
Azariah de Rossi's Meor Eynayyim
Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed
Mordecai Kaplan's siddur
All of these
Question 5. True or false: In the period after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, Torah study, along with liturgical prayer, replaced sacrifices as the primary means of worship.
Question 6. Which 20th-century Jewish scholar said: “When I pray, I speak to God; when I study, God speaks to me”?