Torah Study Quiz

For thousands of years Jews have been studying texts in pairs or in groups, respectfully debating each other, and learning the stories and legal texts of Judaism. How much do you know about studying Torah?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which of the following Jewish books have, at one time, been banned?

Azariah de Rossi's Meor Eynayyim Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed Mordecai Kaplan's siddur All of these

Qustion 2. What does the term “talmud torah” specifically refer to?

The study of the Torah itself The study of only the Talmud The study of the Torah, rabbinic texts, medieval commentaries, and later legal and ethical writings The study of commentaries on the weekly Torah portion

Qustion 3. Which of these daily prayers emphasizes the obligation to study and teach Torah?

Modeh Ani Adon Olam The Shema Aleinu

Qustion 4. What does "it" refer to in this rabbinic saying: "Turn it and turn it; for everything is in it"?

The Torah The human soul The created universe The Jewish prayer book

Qustion 5. Which of these describes the process of Jewish study?

A dialogue among students A dialogue among students and their teachers A dialogue between students and the text All of the above

Qustion 6. What is a talmid hakham?

A house of worship A type of Talmud A Torah scholar A medieval Torah commentary

Qustion 7. What does Judaism value more--study or action?

Study is most important because it is considered equal to all the other commandments Action is most important, as it says in Pirke Avot: "It is not the study that is essential, but rather the action" Study is most important, when it leads to action Neither is as important as meditation

Qustion 8. What is a humash?

A Torah scroll A book containing only haftarot A code of Jewish law A printed Torah for synagogue use which usually also contains haftarot

Qustion 9. Before studying, it is customary to say a blessing thanking God for what?

Commanding us to occupy ourselves with the words of Torah Commanding us to learn Torah Commanding us to teach and promulgate Torah Commanding us the mitzvot in the Torah

Qustion 10. True or false: In the period after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, Torah study, along with liturgical prayer, replaced sacrifices as the primary means of worship.

True False
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