Suffering & Evil Quiz

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Jewish thinkers throughout the ages have asked: Why do bad things happen to good people?

Question 1 of 10
Who wrote the book When Bad Things Happen to Good People?
Question 2 of 10
What is Rabbi Harold Kushner's belief about "When Bad Things Happen to Good People"?
Question 3 of 10
How does the Bahir, the earliest kabbalistic work, describe the sefirah (God’s emanation) of "power"?
Question 4 of 10
Which of these offenses was not penalized by karet?
Question 5 of 10
According to the Talmud, when Rabbi Akiba was tortured by the Romans at the end of his life, what did he do?
Question 6 of 10
According to Maimonides, what is the worst punishment for sinners?
Question 7 of 10
According to Judaism, why do bad things happen to good people?
Question 8 of 10
According to the Bible, what did God promise to the Jews at Mt. Sinai, if they followed God's ways?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these texts was the first to ask the question "Why do bad things happen to good people"?
Question 10 of 10
Why is the question of suffering and evil unique among theological and philosophical problems?

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