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 of these was written in Aramaic?
Question 2. Whose commentary on the Talmud is printed on the inside margins of every page?
Rabbi Moses Feinstein
Question 3. Why was the Mishnah so important?
No Jewish book had ever listed laws before
It was the final word on every aspect of Jewish law
It turned Judaism from a Temple-centered religion to a lifecycle-centered one
All of the above
None of the above
Question 4. Which text lays out the founding principles of the Mishnah?
Book of Chronicles
Question 5. Where is the commentary of the Tosafot on a page of Talmud?
Always on the left
Always on the right
Always on the inside
Always on the outside
Question 6. Who was Rabbenu Tam?
A common adversary of Yose ben Yoezer
A sage quoted often in the Mishnah
Question 7. Where was the "Babylonian" Talmud produced?
The land that is modern-day Egypt
The land that is modern-day Iraq
The land that is modern-day Poland
The land that is modern-day Lithuania
Question 8. Which of these is not the subject of an order of the Mishnah?
Question 9. According to Jewish tradition, who compiled the Mishnah?
The students of Hillel
Judah the Prince
Question 10. What does Avot D'Rabbi Natan contain?
Maxims that cover the proper approach to Torah study and common human courtesy
Laws of daily life