Thinkers & Thought Quiz

A wide cast of intellectuals devoted their lives to defining what Judaism meant to them, and what it should mean to others. How much do you know about these thinkers and their philosophies?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. According to E. E. Dessler the best way to understand God is to

Do works of lovingkindness Study Torah Work for a Jewish organization Fast and immerse oneself in Kabbalah

Qustion 2. True or false: Kabbalists thought that only a handful of worthy students should receive the secrets of the Law.

True False

Qustion 3. True or False: Medieval Jewish Philosophers were averse to ever citing the work or theories of non-Jewish philosophers.

True False

Qustion 4. Leo Baeck's The Essence of Judaism was written in response to

Adolf von Harnack's Essence of Christianity Baruch Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico Politicus Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption Martin Buber's For the Sake of Heaven

Qustion 5. Which of these philosophers was NOT Spanish?

Maimonides Saadiah Gaon Judah Halevi Bahya Ibn Pakudah

Qustion 6. Which of these statements is NOT one of Maimonides' 13 Principles of Faith?

God has no physical body The Messiah will redeem Israel The dead will be resurrected Jews must live in the Land of Israel

Qustion 7. True or false: Non-Jewish readers refered to Moses Mendelssohn as "the Jewish Socrates."

True False

Qustion 8. Solomon Ibn Adret is more commonly known as

Rashba Rambam Rashi Saadiah Gaon

Qustion 9. Which Jewish philosopher wrote The Lonely Man of Faith?

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein Isaac Abrabanel Rabbi Joseph Caro Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

Qustion 10. True or false: Aristotle is never mentioned in the Talmud.

True False
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