Kabbalah & Mysticism QuizJewish mystical teachings about the nature of God and reality have had a profound impact on the development of Judaism. How much do you know about this area of Jewish contemplation and spirituality?
Question 1. Which of these forms of Jewish mysticism came first?
Question 2. The poem Yedid Nefesh was written by
Question 3. What is Jewish Renewal?
An agrarian movement based on holistic eating and organic produce
A movement that combines Hasidic mysticism with Eastern spiritual traditions
The seven-year cycle by which produce and plants in Israel are reclaimed
A more common term for the 18th-century revolution in Jewish learning
Question 4. Which of the following non-kabbalistic books was written by a kabbalist?
Shulhan Arukh, the code of Jewish law
Sefer Hahinukh, the list of mitzvot in the Torah
Halikhot Bat Yisrael, the code of Jewish women’s behavior
Sefer Minhagim, the directory of Jewish customs
Question 5. What are kelipot?
The head coverings that observant Jewish men wear
The shells or husks that imprison the Holy Sparks
The red strings that the Kabbalah Centre sells
The scrolls that contain the most important works of kabbalistic thought
Question 6. Which of the following people are associated with the authorhsip of the Zohar
Moses de Leon
Question 7. Which of these Jewish thinkers played a key role in popularizing Jewish meditation?
Question 8. The key concepts of Lurianic kabbalah include
the “shattering of the vessels”
Both of the above
Neither of the above
Question 9. In 1968, Arthur Green, before he became a prominent Jewish Renewal rabbi, compared the experience of studying kabbalah to:
Question 10. What are the sefirot?
Attribures of God that are understandable to human beings
All of these
None of these