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
Which passages of the Talmud did Menahem Meiri ignore in his commentary to the Talmud?
Question 2 of 10
About how many years separated the writing of the Mishnah and Gemara?
Question 3 of 10
Who was Beruriah?
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following is NOT the name of one of the six orders of the Mishnah?
Question 5 of 10
Who was Rabbenu Tam?
Question 6 of 10
According to Jewish tradition, who compiled the Mishnah?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these sages lived first?
Question 8 of 10
What is the first teaching in Pirkei Avot?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these does not appear in the Talmud?
Question 10 of 10
Whose commentary on the Talmud is printed on the inside margins of every page?