Magic & the Supernatural QuizJudaism has many folk customs with magical undertones. But these are not without controversy. How well do you know Jewish magic, and the debates around it?
Question 1. Which of the following is a symbol that might be found on a hamsa?
Star of David
Both C and B
All of the above
Question 2. In the bible, what is the most common cause of God sending disease?
Question 3. What was the cause of the violent mob assault against Jews in England, which started at the coronation of Richard I in 1189?
A Jewish delegation bearing gifts was accused of coming to cast their spells over Richard I
A Jewish citizen with a speech impediment was accused of being possessed by Satan
Richard I declared a city-wide ban of Jews in his coronation speech
The rabbi scheduled to bless Richard I did not show up
Question 4. What book contains formulas that were ostensibly used to create golems?
Question 5. What is blood libel?
The use of blood for healing purposes
The accusation of ritual child murder
A theory pertaining to Jewish genetics
The practice of storing blood in customary vases
Question 6. What was the Urim and Tummim?
A method of divination that was worn as part of the priestly garments
The prayer used in a Jewish exorcism
Special marbles often carried by Jews in the Middle Ages, said to bring good luck and fertility
The two designated groups of Jews said to practice magic under the direct command of God
Question 7. Which biblical character is said to be a witch?