Quiz: How Well Do You Actually Know The Torah? Can You Answer 18 Questions?

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See how well you know The Torah?

The Torah is such an amazing book for Jewish people to read through! Do you know a lot about this amazing book?

 Nov 15, 2018

1 of 18Pick One:

After which holiday do Jews begin the cycle of weekly Torah reading?
Yom Kippur
Rosh Hashanah
Simchat Torah

2 of 18Pick One:

In approaching a text, one may first try to understand its p'shat. What does this mean?
Author's Ideals
Definitions
Plain Meaning

3 of 18Pick One:

Which 20th-century Jewish scholar said: "When I pray, I speak to God; when I study, God speaks to me"?
Louis Finkelstein
Josiah Lautner
Markus Rinaldo

4 of 18Pick One:

What does the term "talmud torah" specifically refer to?
The study of the Torah itself
The study of only the Talmud
The study of the Torah, rabbinic texts, and medieval commentaries

5 of 18Pick One:

What does "it" refer to in this rabbinic saying: "Turn it and turn it; for everything is in it"?
Our hearts
Our minds
The Torah

6 of 18Pick One:

Before studying, it is customary to say a blessing thanking God for what?
Commanding us the mitzvot in the Torah
Commanding us to learn Torah
Commanding us to occupy ourselves with the words of Torah

7 of 18Pick One:

Which of these describes the proper process of Jewish study?
A dialogue among students, teachers, and the text
Reading each morning and evening
Worshipping through song

8 of 18Pick One:

What is a talmid hakham?
A type of Talmud
A Torah scholar
A house of worship

9 of 18Pick One:

Which of the following statements about Jewish censorship of books is most accurate?
Jews have been more tempted to condemn works compiled by other Jews
Jews have been rather less tempted to condemn works compiled by other Jews

10 of 18Pick One:

What does the word Torah mean?
Faith
Teaching
Love

11 of 18Pick One:

What is Kabala?
Christianity
Islam
Judaism

12 of 18Pick One:

How often is the Torah read?
One section per month
One section per week
One section per year

13 of 18Pick One:

Which one of these things is a strange thing that is kosher?
Shellfish
Pork
Medical Marijuana

14 of 18Pick One:

How many laws dictate the writing of The Torah?
100
236
4000

15 of 18Pick One:

How many sheets of parchment is each Torah made up of?
52-74
62-84
32-54

16 of 18Pick One:

What does "Atzei Chaim" mean in English?
Protection of God
Human freedom
Trees of life

17 of 18Pick One:

How much does a Torah weigh on average?
5 pounds
25 pounds
10 pounds

18 of 18Pick One:

How long was the tradition solely oral before the Torah was written?
999 years
500 years
1,400 years
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The Torah is a wonderful book for people of the Jewish faith to read through and learn from. It guides a lot of healthful and thoughtful ideas for the Jewish community. Meir Soloveichik, a Jewish clergyman, compared the many different religions in the world against Judaism by saying, "For Catholic, Orthodox, and some Protestant Christians, communion involves partaking of the physical real presence of God in the bread and wine of the Eucharist. By contrast, the Torah draws the Jew into engagement with God's infinite mind. Torah learning is the definitive Jewish mode of communion with God." Jonathan Safran Foer, another Jewish clergyman described the Torah by saying, "The Torah is the foundational text for Jewish law, but the Haggadah is our book of living memory. We are not merely telling a story here. We are being called to a radical act of empathy. Here we are, embarking on an ancient, perennial attempt to give human lives - our lives - dignity." Ronen Bergman, an academic genius described the way The Torah has come to be by saying, "For a thousand years after the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, the Jewish holy scriptures - the five parts of the Torah and 19 other holy books - were copied and passed down in the various Jewish communities from generation to generation." Every generation of people born into the Jewish faith can agree that The Torah is extremely important and helpful to their faith. See how much of The Torah you truly know about right now!