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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
What was the main difference between the Vilna Gaon and the leaders of the Hasidic movement?
Question 2 of 10
In which area was the Vilna Gaon critical of Maimonides?
Question 3 of 10
Who was the author of the Iggerot Moshe?
Question 4 of 10
In halachic texts, what does the word teshuva mean?
Question 5 of 10
Which of the following compilers of halacha was careful to cite the sources in his work?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these primary halachic texts was written first?
Question 7 of 10
Who was the Rif?
Question 8 of 10
Which of these is NOT an important halachic text produced in the Middle Ages?
Question 9 of 10
The Geonim were halachic leaders in what places?
Question 10 of 10
What did the book Sefer Me'irat Einayim try to do to the Shulhan Arukh?

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