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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
Which of these teachings does NOT appear in Pirkei Avot?
Question 2 of 10
Which of the following is NOT the name of one of the six orders of the Mishnah?
Question 3 of 10
Who was Hillel's intellectual adversary?
Question 4 of 10
Which of these questions is debated in the Mishnah?
Question 5 of 10
Which passages of the Talmud did Menahem Meiri ignore in his commentary to the Talmud?
Question 6 of 10
Why was the Mishnah so important?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: The Talmud is a code of law, much like the Shulhan Arukh.
Question 8 of 10
How is the Tosefta different from the Mishnah?
Question 9 of 10
Where is the commentary of the Tosafot on a page of Talmud?
Question 10 of 10
Whose commentary on the Talmud is printed on the inside margins of every page?

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