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?

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Qustion 1. When Joseph Soloveitchik moved to the United States, he became Chief Rabbi of the Orthodox community in what city?

Boston New York Philadelphia Baltimore

Qustion 2. Who wrote the Guide to the Perplexed?

Rashi Nahmanides Saadiah Gaon Maimonides

Qustion 3. Solomon Ibn Adret is more commonly known as

Rashba Rambam Rashi Saadiah Gaon

Qustion 4. Which Jewish philosopher wrote The Lonely Man of Faith?

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein Isaac Abrabanel Rabbi Joseph Caro Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

Qustion 5. True or false: Aristotle is never mentioned in the Talmud.

True False

Qustion 6. 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 7. Who wrote Wars of the Lord?

Maimonides Nahmanides Gersonides Rashba

Qustion 8. Who came up with the concept of I-Thou?

Martin Buber Abraham Joshua Heschel Mordecai Kaplan Franz Rosenzweig

Qustion 9. Which of the following philosophers was about to convert to Christianity, but decided to attend synagogue before he left Judaism, and was so inspired by the Yom Kippur service he attended, that he ultimately became a strong advocate of Judaism for Jews, and Christianity for Christians?

Hermann Cohen Franz Rosenzweig E.E. Dessler Martin Buber

Qustion 10. True or false: Kabbalists thought that only a handful of worthy students should receive the secrets of the Law.

True False
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