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Torah Study Quiz

For 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 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 2. What is a talmid hakham?
 A house of worship
 A type of Talmud
 A Torah scholar
 A medieval Torah commentary


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. Rashi--an 11-century commentator--and his grandchildren were part of which school of study?
 The Mishnah
 The Geonim
 The Tosafists
 The Kabbalists


Question 5. Which of these daily prayers emphasizes the obligation to study and teach Torah?
 Modeh Ani
 Adon Olam
 The Shema


Question 6. 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