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. What does "it" refer to in this rabbinic saying: "Turn it and turn it; for everything is in it"?
The human soul
The created universe
The Jewish prayer book
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. What is a beit midrash?
A Torah scholar
A house of study
A holy ark where Torah scrolls are kept
A special room where only rabbis are allowed to study
Question 4. Which of these daily prayers emphasizes the obligation to study and teach Torah?
Question 5. Before studying, it is customary to say a blessing thanking God for what?
Commanding us to occupy ourselves with the words of Torah
Commanding us to learn Torah
Commanding us to teach and promulgate Torah
Commanding us the mitzvot in the Torah
Question 6. Which of the following statements about Jewish censorship of books is most accurate?
Throughout history Jews have censored books by other Jews at remarkable rates and with great intensity
There are no instances of Jewish censorship or book burning
In the Middle Ages Jewish censorship sometimes led to apostasy and in one case, murder
Compared to the adherents of Christianity and Islam, Jews have been rather less tempted to condemn works compiled by other Jews