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 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 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 4. Which 20th-century Jewish scholar said: “When I pray, I speak to God; when I study, God speaks to me”?
Question 5. 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 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