The Ultimate Torah and Commandments Quiz

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What does it mean for man to be created in the image of God according to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch?

It means that man has something holy and God-like within their physical bodies.

How are humans different from other living things in the physical universe?

Human bodies possess something of God within them.

What is the special purpose and calling for humans according to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch?

Humans must strive to be like God, holy, and treat other people the same way.

What are the three main sections of the Tenach and how many books are in each section?

The three main sections of the Tenach are Torah, Nevi'im, and Ketuvim. There are 5 books in the Torah, 8 books in Nevi'im, and 11 books in Ketuvim.

What is the Mishna and why was it written down?

The Mishna is the written record of the oral law, which was passed down orally from generation to generation. It was written down because the Jewish people started spreading apart after the Roman conquest of Israel, causing the oral law to be forgotten.

Who decided to write down some of the oral law and what was his role?

Rabbi Judah, the last of a group of Rabbis called Tanaim, decided to write down some of the oral law. His role was to ensure that the oral traditions were preserved for future generations.

What is the Gemara and when was it written?

The Gemara is a compilation of conversations between Rabbis discussing the meaning of the Mishna. It was written around the year 500CE.

What is the role of leading Rabbis in modern Halacha?

Leading Rabbis of each generation apply the laws to fit with modern day situations.

What are mitzvot?

Mitzvot are the commandments given to the Jewish people in the Torah which form the regular practices of Jewish daily life.

What are the five views of what it means to be created in the image of God?

The five views are: 1) Rashi/Rambam - the power to understand and think about concepts and ideas, 2) Rabbi Dessler - the power of giving and caring about others, 3) Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk - free will, the ability to choose how to behave and think, 4) Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik - the ability to be creative beings and possess talents and skills.

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Test your knowledge of the Torah and its commandments with this quiz! Explore the rich history and teachings of the Jewish nation as you answer questions about the 10 commandments, the 613 mitzvot, and more. Challenge yourself and see how well you know the foundational texts of Judaism.

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