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. 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
Question 2. After which holiday do Jews begin the cycle of weekly Torah reading?
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. 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 5. 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 6. In approaching a text, one may first try to understand its p'shat. What does this mean?