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. 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 3. After which holiday do Jews begin the cycle of weekly Torah reading?
Question 4. 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 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 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