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Reconstructionist Judaism: Quiz


Question 1: Most Reconstructionists do not believe in ________ (the idea that God can reveal God's will to human beings).
Biblical canonBibleRevelationJudaism

Question 2: [1] It originated as a branch of ________ before it splintered.
Conservative JudaismRabbiJewish philosophyJews

Question 3: Folkways that are promoted include keeping Hebrew in the prayer service, studying Torah, daily prayer, wearing kipot (yarmulkas), tallitot and tefillin during prayer, and observance of the ________.
Jewish RenewalKaraite JudaismPassoverJewish holiday

Question 4: The most important distinction between Reconstructionist Judaism and traditional Judaism is that Reconstructionism feels that all of ________ should be categorized as "folkways", and not as law.
Haredi JudaismHalakhaOrthodox JudaismHasidic Judaism

Question 5: Kaplan affirmed that ________ is not personal, and that all anthropomorphic descriptions of God are, at best, imperfect metaphors.

Question 6: The movement emphasizes positive views towards ________, and has an approach to Jewish custom which aims toward communal decision making through a process of education and distillation of values from traditional Jewish sources.
Late modernismWestern paintingModernismPostmodern art

Question 7: ________ is not considered binding, but is treated as a valuable cultural remnant that should be upheld unless there is reason for the contrary.
HalakhaHaredi JudaismHasidic JudaismOrthodox Judaism

Question 8: In this latter theology, Kaplan still rejects classical forms of theism and any belief in miracles, but holds to a position that in some ways is ________.

Question 9: Reconstructionism was developed by Rabbi ________ (1881–1983) and his son-in-law, Rabbi Ira Eisenstein (1906–2001), over a period of time spanning from the late 1920s to the 1940s.
Mordecai KaplanJudaismConservative JudaismReconstructionist Judaism

Question 10: Reconstructionist Judaism is the first major movement of Judaism to originate in North America; the second is the Humanistic Judaism movement founded in 1963 by Rabbi ________.
Sherwin WineConservative JudaismHaskalahSecular Jewish culture

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