Suffering & Evil Quiz

Jewish thinkers throughout the ages have asked: Why do bad things happen to good people?

Question 1 of 10
How does the Bahir, the earliest kabbalistic work, describe the sefirah (God’s emanation) of "power"?
Question 2 of 10
According to the Bible, what did God promise to the Jews at Mt. Sinai, if they followed God's ways?
Question 3 of 10
The phrase "freedom is a two-edged sword" is most characteristic of which Jewish philosophy?
Question 4 of 10
According to Judaism, why do bad things happen to good people?
Question 5 of 10
Which of the following did Mordecai Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism, believe?
Question 6 of 10
True or false: In the Talmud, the rabbis tend to focus on theological solutions to the problem of evil, rather than the human response to suffering.
Question 7 of 10
According to Maimonides, what is the worst punishment for sinners?
Question 8 of 10
What is the Sitra Ahra?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these is an interpretation of the biblical punishment of karet?
Question 10 of 10
Does Judaism believe in a system of reward and punishment, according to the Bible?

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