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 Judaism value more--study or action?
Study is most important because it is considered equal to all the other commandments
Action is most important, as it says in Pirke Avot: "It is not the study that is essential, but rather the action"
Study is most important, when it leads to action
Neither is as important as meditation
Question 2. 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 3. Which of these daily prayers emphasizes the obligation to study and teach 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 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 6. Which 20th-century Jewish scholar said: “When I pray, I speak to God; when I study, God speaks to me”?