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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
Why, according to its author, was the Shulhan Arukh written?
Question 2 of 10
What was Rabbi Moshe Feinstein's ruling regarding taking out life insurance?
Question 3 of 10
Which of these rabbis authored works on Reform Jewish practice?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: When it was published, the legal authority of the Shulhan Arukh was not universally accepted.
Question 5 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 6 of 10
In the biblical story of the Daughters of Zelophehad, how do the title characters settle their halakhic dispute?
Question 7 of 10
What was the central argument of Rabbi Zecharias Frankel's "Positive-Historical" approach to Judaism?
Question 8 of 10
What is Gates of Mitzvah?
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
In halachic texts, what does the word teshuva mean?

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