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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 the following compilers of halacha was careful to cite the sources in his work?
Question 2 of 10
Why, according to its author, was the Shulhan Arukh written?
Question 3 of 10
Which is a handbook for Conservative rabbis?
Question 4 of 10
Which of these primary halachic texts was written first?
Question 5 of 10
Which of these rabbis authored works on Reform Jewish practice?
Question 6 of 10
Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
Question 7 of 10
Which is the first compiled halachic code?
Question 8 of 10
Who is Ovadiah Yosef?
Question 9 of 10
What is the central difference between the code of law written by Joseph Caro, and the gloss to that code written by Moshe Isserles?
Question 10 of 10
Which secular subject was the Vilna Gaon well-versed in?

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