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. What book contains formulas that were ostensibly used to create golems?
Question 2. In Jewish thought, dreams are compared to
Joyful song and dance
Question 3. Why do the rabbis in the Talmud oppose magic?
Because it is the way of the Amorites
Because it is the way of the Romans
Because it can lead to idolatry, adultery, or murder
All of the above
Question 4. True or false: Judaism ascribes some supernatural powers to the zodiac.
Question 5. From where did the story of Lilith originate?
The ancient Near East
Early Modern Germany
Question 6. What does Lilith do, according to Jewish legends?
Coerce Jewish men into being unfaithful to their wives
Snatch newborn babies and take them away from their parents
Turn into a wolflike creature at the full moon
Encourage idolatry and non-kosher eating practices
Question 7. Who is the author of the play The Dybbuk?