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
How does the Bahir, the earliest kabbalistic work, describe the sefirah (God’s emanation) of "power"?
Question 2 of 10
Is the character of Job (from the Book of Job) a Jew?
Question 3 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 4 of 10
Who wrote the book When Bad Things Happen to Good People?
Question 5 of 10
In Reeve Robert Brenner's study documenting Holocaust survivors' faith in God, what results were found?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these is an interpretation of the biblical punishment of karet?
Question 7 of 10
What is Berkovits and Cohen's “Free Will Defense" argument about the source of evil and suffering?
Question 8 of 10
Which of the following thinkers first posited that both good and evil forces emanate from God?
Question 9 of 10
The problem of justifying God despite the existence of evil is called:
Question 10 of 10
Which of these texts was the first to ask the question "Why do bad things happen to good people"?

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