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. Which of these daily prayers emphasizes the obligation to study and teach Torah?
Question 2. What is a d'var Torah?
A Hebrew school graduation speech
A cake in the shape of a Torah eaten after services at Kiddush
A short talk based on a Jewish text or theme of relevance to the occasion when it is delivered
A class for bar/bat mitzvah kids, where they learn haftarah cantillation
Question 3. 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 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. 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 6. After which holiday do Jews begin the cycle of weekly Torah reading?