Land of Israel Quiz


The Land of Israel has been a theological anchor for Jews for millennia. How much do you know about attitudes toward Israel in the Bible, through the Middle Ages, and after the rise of Zionism?

    Question 1 of 7:

    Nahmanides said that all Jewish laws were only meant to be performed in the Land of Israel. What did he say about performing mitzvot in exile?

     It is not necessary to perform mitzvot in exile
     By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews distinguish themselves from non-Jews
     By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews keep tradition alive
     It is necessary to perform mitzvot out of Israel, in hopes of one day returning to the land