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. Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, is especially interested in what aspect of religion?
Question 2. Who was the first rebbe of Lubavitch and the author of the Tanya?
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Israel Baal Shem Tov
Shneur Zalman of Liadi
Question 3. Which of the following people are associated with the authorhsip of the Zohar
Moses de Leon
Question 4. From the 13th to the 15th century, where was the world center of kabbalistic teachings?
Small villages throughout Eastern Europe
Question 5. Which rabbi is responsible for challenging the convention that the study of Kabbalah is only for a few elite scholars and thinkers?
The Vilna Gaon
Question 6. The earliest disseminated text of Kabbalistic thought was:
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. According to Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag, the study of Kabbalah is:
An otherwordly tradition
A logical system intended for the ethical and political redemption of human society
The only way to guarantee one will have a place in the World to Come
A good way to rub elbows with celebrities
Question 10. What are the sefirot?
Attribures of God that are understandable to human beings
All of these
None of these