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?

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Qustion 1. Followers of Abraham Abulafia's mystical school believed that Israel represents what?

The individual soul The individual heart The individual brain The individual lungs

Qustion 2. 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

Qustion 3. According to biblical law, which of these does NOT have to be tithed?

Wheat Oil Corn Wine

Qustion 4. In the Bible, Abraham purchases a cave in Machpelah. What does he use it for?

Food storage Shelter Family burial ground Prayer space

Qustion 5. Why are some ultra-Orthodox Jews opposed to Zionism?

They feel for the plight of the Palestinians They believe that no secular Jews should live in Israel They believe that the establishment of the state was an anti-messianic act They consider Brooklyn the new Jerusalem

Qustion 6. Ahad Haam was the founder of which kind of Zionism?

Secular zionism Religious zionism Cultural zionism Post-zionism

Qustion 7. True or false: Nahmanides believed that the only way to achieve a perfect Jewish life was to move to Israel.

True False

Qustion 8. Who wrote The Jewish State in 1896?

Ahad Haam Theodor Herzl Leo Pinsker A.D. Gordon

Qustion 9. Who wrote The Work of Revival in the Lands of the Diaspora?

Theodor Herzl A.D. Gordon Mordecai Kaplan Martin Buber

Qustion 10. In dealing with Israel's Arab neighbors, who advocated for the establishment of an "Iron Wall"?

Ze'ev Jabotinsky Martin Buber Abraham Isaac Kook David Ben Gurion
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