Halakhah QuizJewish authorities have produced over time a major body of legal texts, governing nearly every aspect of Jewish practice--or Halakhah. How much do you know about Jewish law and its foundational texts?
Question 1. Who is Ovadiah Yosef?
The author of the Tur, the predecessor of the Shulhan Arukh
A popular Sephardic Orthodox rabbi and the author of his own halakhic compilation
A leading German scholar of the "Positive-Historical" approach to Judaism
The compiler of the Kitzur Shulhan Arukh
Question 2. Which of these primary halakhic texts was written first?
Question 3. How many voting members serve on Committee of Jewish Law and Standards for the Conservative Movement?
Question 4. Which movement attempted to claim the Vilna Gaon as an ancestor?
Question 5. Which 17th-century rabbi helped define halakhot about how Sephardic and Ashkenazic rabbis may react with each other?
Joseph di Trani
Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi
Yom Tob Algazi
Question 6. Who may propose a halakhic teshuvah in Conservative Judaism?
Any member of the Board of the Conservative Movement
Any member of a Conservative synagogue
Question 7. What is a luach?
An order of excommunication
A legal guide to Jewish lifestyle practices
A Jewish calendar
A new proposed halakhic ruling