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
What is the focus of the Brisk method of studying Gemara?
Question 2 of 10
According to Jewish tradition, who compiled the Mishnah?
Question 3 of 10
What are the two kinds of material found in the Talmud?
Question 4 of 10
Which of these questions is debated in the Mishnah?
Question 5 of 10
Which of these sages lived first?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these names are used to describe the rabbis of the Mishnah and Gemara?
Question 7 of 10
Whose commentary on the Talmud is printed on the inside margins of every page?
Question 8 of 10
Rabbi Akiba started studying Torah when he was how old?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these is not the subject of an order of the Mishnah?
Question 10 of 10
What does Talmud mean?

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