Students at Pardes, a pluralistic yeshiva in Jerusalem. Copyright: Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Talmud Quiz

How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?

The Talmud–which consists of the Mishnah and Gemara–explicates and builds upon the Torah’s laws and stories. How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?

Question 1 of 10
Rabbi Akiba started studying Torah when he was how old?
Question 2 of 10
What did the Talmudic commentator Menahem Meiri think of Christians?
Question 3 of 10
Which came first, the Mishnah or the Gemara?
Question 4 of 10
What are the two kinds of material found in the Talmud?
Question 5 of 10
What does Avot D'Rabbi Natan contain?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these names are used to describe the rabbis of the Mishnah and Gemara?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these is not a Talmud?
Question 8 of 10
Who was Hillel's intellectual adversary?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these does not appear in the Talmud?
Question 10 of 10
About how many years separated the writing of the Mishnah and Gemara?

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