Safed, in northern Israel, was a hub for early Jewish mysticism's thinkers. (PikiWiki Israel)

Kabbalah & Mysticism Quiz

How much do you know about this area of Jewish contemplation and spirituality?

Jewish mystical teachings about the nature of God and reality have had a profound impact on the development of Judaism. How much do you know about this area of Jewish contemplation and spirituality?

Question 1 of 10
Merkavah mysticism attempts to conceive of God as:
Question 2 of 10
True or false: Hasidism spread mystical thinking and living to the masses of European Jewry by teaching that all people could have an experiential connection with God.
Question 3 of 10
What is tzimtzum?
Question 4 of 10
The poem Yedid Nefesh was written by
Question 5 of 10
Abraham Abulafia, a 13th-century mystic, was a devoted follower of
Question 6 of 10
Who was the first rebbe of Lubavitch and the author of the Tanya?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these forms of Jewish mysticism came first?
Question 8 of 10
What does Sefer Yetsirah posit about the Hebrew alphabet?
Question 9 of 10
Which of the following famous rabbinic commentators joined a group of mystics in Safed?
Question 10 of 10
Which rabbi is responsible for challenging the convention that the study of Kabbalah is only for a few elite scholars and thinkers?

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