Guided Reading for The Western Traditions.

Find the answer to each of these questions as it is given in the textbook before moving on to the next question. Some answers, drawn from the textbook alone, will be rather simplistic. They can, and should, be elaborated upon as your knowledge of the subject grows. It is part of the Guided Reading assignments that student should ASK as well as answer questions.

Pages 111 - 116:


  1. What is held to be the case in the Jewish mystical tradition? (*)

  3. What are the Sefirot?

  5. What is the Hebrew term for the restoration of the world?

  7. What was the name for the segregated Jewish quarter of Venice?

  9. Who or what was the “Besht”?

  11. What is the name of the largest and best-known subgroup of the Hasidim? How is this name derived?

  13. What is “klezmer”?


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