Talmud QuizThe Talmud--which consists of the Mishnah and Gemara--explicates and builds upon the Torah's laws and stories. How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?
Question 1. Which passages of the Talmud did Menahem Meiri ignore in his commentary to the Talmud?
The laws pertaining to business
Discussions about the holidays
The passages which addressed demons
Stories and anecdotes
Question 2. What is a baraita?
A very popular and well-known section of the Mishnah
A section of the Mishnah that is anonymous
A teaching from outside the land of Israel, recorded in the Mishnah
A teaching from the time of the Mishnah that was preserved orally until its appearance in the Talmud
Question 3. Which of these names are used to describe the rabbis of the Mishnah and Gemara?
Tannaim and Amoraim
Rishonim and Aharonim
Sugyot and Masekhtot
Neviim and Anshe Keneset HeGedola
Question 4. Which of the following people wrote a commentary on the Gemara?
Yom Tov Ishbili, the Ritba
All of the above
Question 5. What does Talmud mean?
Question 6. Who was Hillel's intellectual adversary?
Question 7. According to Jewish tradition, who compiled the Mishnah?
The students of Hillel
Judah the Prince
Question 8. Which of the two Talmuds is considered more authoritative?
They are given equal consideration
The Yerushalmi is considered more important for priests, the Bavli for common folk
Question 9. True or false: The Talmud is a code of law, much like the Shulhan Arukh.
Question 10. According to the Talmud, which of these sages entered the Divine Pardes, or the Orchard, and came out sane and alive?
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