Magic & the Supernatural Quiz

How well do you know Jewish magic, and the debates around it?

Judaism has many folk customs with magical undertones. But these are not without controversy. How well do you know Jewish magic, and the debates around it?

Question 1 of 10
True or false: In the Talmud, unusual events can be interpreted as either magic or miracle, depending on who is responsible for the event.
Question 2 of 10
True or false: In the Torah, God curses people.
Question 3 of 10
Who is the author of the play The Dybbuk?
Question 4 of 10
Which of these is NOT a reason that a talmudic sage was granted special powers?
Question 5 of 10
What was the cause of the violent mob assault against Jews in England, which started at the coronation of Richard I in 1189?
Question 6 of 10
In the bible, what is the most common cause of God sending disease?
Question 7 of 10
Which of the following "magical" rites was Moses not responsible for?
Question 8 of 10
Which of the following Jewish ritual objects did Christians (mistakenly) believe Jews used human blood to create?
Question 9 of 10
Which of the following special abilities does the Talmud ascribe to the sage Rav?
Question 10 of 10
True or false: Among the Dead Sea Scrolls, there exists a fragmentary text that is a collection of protective formulae for fending off demonic attack.

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