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
Which of these is a characteristic of what the contemporary scholar Moshe Idel calls "intensive mysticism"?
Question 2 of 10
The key concepts of Lurianic kabbalah include
Question 3 of 10
Which rabbi is responsible for challenging the convention that the study of Kabbalah is only for a few elite scholars and thinkers?
Question 4 of 10
What is Kabbalah?
Question 5 of 10
From the 13th to the 15th century, where was the world center of kabbalistic teachings?
Question 6 of 10
The poem Yedid Nefesh was written by
Question 7 of 10
According to Luria and his followers, what does tikkun olam represent?
Question 8 of 10
Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, is especially interested in what aspect of religion?
Question 9 of 10
Merkavah mysticism attempts to conceive of God as:
Question 10 of 10
Which of these is a characteristic of the kabbalistic conception of the Ein Sof?

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