Free Will QuizThe paradox of human free will and God's infinite knowledge and power has troubled Jewish thinkers at every point in Jewish history. How much do you know about this debate?
Question 1. Elliot Dorff, a Conservative rabbi and theologian, has used arguments about genetic predeterminism and free will to respond to what issue?
Rights for Homosexuals
Freedom of speech
Question 2. Which of these problems concerned medieval philosophers?
How to reconcile free will and divine providence
How to reconcile free will and divine foreknowledge
How to ensure that human beings experience the feeling of freedom
A & B only
All of the above
Question 3. According to Isaac Luria, why is free will a difficult concept to accept?
Because there is nothing separate from God
Because chaos is impossible to predict
Because God cannot have foreknowledge of human actions
Because there is no difference between fatalism and determinism
Question 4. Who believed that free will doesn't really exist, but human beings need to believe it does?
Question 5. According to Maimonides, Godís "special providence" is limited to
Question 6. What did the Hasidic Izbicer Rebbe teach about free will?
Humans do not have the ability to choose their actions
God is the source of all human actions
Humans can control their thoughts and intentions
All of these
None of these
Question 7. What does the term hashgahah mean?