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. 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 4. Which of these daily prayers emphasizes the obligation to study and teach Torah?
Question 5. 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 6. What does the term “talmud torah” specifically refer to?
The study of the Torah itself
The study of only the Talmud
The study of the Torah, rabbinic texts, medieval commentaries, and later legal and ethical writings
The study of commentaries on the weekly Torah portion