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Halacha Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish law and its foundational texts?

Jewish authorities have produced over time a major body of legal texts, governing nearly every aspect of Jewish practice–or Halacha. How much do you know about Jewish law and its foundational texts?

Question 1 of 10
Which of these primary halachic texts was written first?
Question 2 of 10
What is Gates of Mitzvah?
Question 3 of 10
What was unique about the Tur (also known as the Arba'ah Turim), among halakhic texts of its time?
Question 4 of 10
Which 17th-century rabbi helped define halakhot about how Sephardic and Ashkenazic rabbis may react with each other?
Question 5 of 10
What does the Conservative movement believe about halacha?
Question 6 of 10
What was the central argument of Rabbi Zecharias Frankel's "Positive-Historical" approach to Judaism?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: When it was published, the legal authority of the Shulhan Arukh was not universally accepted.
Question 8 of 10
What is the Mishneh Torah?
Question 9 of 10
True or false: While early Reform leaders rejected halakhah outright, more recent Reform leaders have argued that halakhah is still important.
Question 10 of 10
What does Shulhan Arukh literally mean?

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