Torah Study Quiz

How much do you know about studying Torah?

For thousands of years Jews have been studying texts in pairs or in groups, respectfully debating each other, and learning the stories and legal texts of Judaism. How much do you know about studying Torah?

Question 1 of 10
What does the term “talmud torah” specifically refer to?
Question 2 of 10
After which holiday do Jews begin the cycle of weekly Torah reading?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: In the period after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, Torah study, along with liturgical prayer, replaced sacrifices as the primary means of worship.
Question 4 of 10
Which of these describes the process of Jewish study?
Question 5 of 10
Before studying, it is customary to say a blessing thanking God for what?
Question 6 of 10
In approaching a text, one may first try to understand its p'shat. What does this mean?
Question 7 of 10
What is a beit midrash?
Question 8 of 10
Which 20th-century Jewish scholar said: “When I pray, I speak to God; when I study, God speaks to me”?
Question 9 of 10
What does "it" refer to in this rabbinic saying: "Turn it and turn it; for everything is in it"?
Question 10 of 10
Which of the following Jewish books have, at one time, been banned?

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