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Question 1: One of these rules required the date of ________ to be postponed if the calculated lunar conjunction occurred at noon or later.
Yom KippurHanukkahRosh HashanahPassover

Question 2: In introducing "Sefer Yetzirah"'s theory of creation he makes a distinction between the Biblical account of ________, in which no process of creation is described, and the process described in "Sefer Yetzirah" (matter formed by speech).
GnosticismEx nihiloDemiurgeCreation myth

Question 3: In 922 a controversy arose concerning the ________, that threatened the entire Jewish community.
Byzantine calendarLiturgical yearHebrew calendarIslamic calendar

Question 4: "Tafsir Kitab al-Mabadi," an Arabic translation of and commentary on the ________, written while its author was still residing in Egypt (or Palestine).
Isaac LuriaZoharSefer YetzirahKabbalah

Question 5: Resources > Medieval Jewish History > Geonica The Jewish History Resource Center - Project of the Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History, The ________
Ben-Gurion University of the NegevAn-Najah National UniversityHebrew University of JerusalemTel Aviv University

Question 6: The seven years which Saadia spent in ________ did not interrupt his literary activity.

Question 7: A refutation directed against the rationalistic Biblical critic ________, whose views were rejected by the Karaites themselves;
BibleHiwi al-BalkhiTanakhTorah

Question 8: This article incorporates text from the 1901–1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, a publication now in the ________.
CopyrightPublic domainIntellectual propertyCopyright infringement

Question 9: [4] Known for his works on Hebrew linguistics, ________, and Jewish philosophy, he was one of the more sophisticated practitioners of the philosophical school known as the "Jewish Kalam" (Stroumsa 2003).
Hasidic JudaismHaredi JudaismHalakhaOrthodox Judaism

Question 10: Regarding Joseph, Saadia's father, a statement of Aaron ben Meir has been preserved saying that he was compelled to leave Egypt and died in Jaffa, probably during Saadia's lengthy residence in the ________.
PalestineHoly LandJesusJerusalem


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