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
Who is the author of the play The Dybbuk?
Question 2 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 3 of 10
Which of these is NOT a reason that a talmudic sage was granted special powers?
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following special abilities does the Talmud ascribe to the sage Rav?
Question 5 of 10
Which of the following is a symbol that might be found on a hamsa?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these Jewish thinkers expressed the strongest anti-magic position?
Question 7 of 10
Which two early rabbis were famous for having a healing power that resided in their touch?
Question 8 of 10
What does Lilith do, according to Jewish legends?
Question 9 of 10
Which of the following Jewish ritual objects did Christians (mistakenly) believe Jews used human blood to create?
Question 10 of 10
Which biblical character is said to be a witch?

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