Nature & the Environment Quiz


The environment impacts so many aspects of life, from the air we breathe to the water we drink. How much do you know about green issues in Jewish thought and practice?

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Qustion 1. How do many Israelis deal with the challenges of the shemitah (sabbatical) year?

They sell the land of Israel to a gentile They bring in produce from farms in Turkey They eat only canned produce imported from other countries They eat produce without saying a blessing over it

Qustion 2. According to Maimonides, meditating on nature is one of the key ways a person can fulfill which commandment?

To love God with all your heart To honor your mother and father To love your neighbor like yourself To not boil a kid in its mother's milk

Qustion 3. According to medieval commentator Don Isaac Abravanel, the Torah emphasizes sustainability through its discussions of which of the following mitzvot?

Shabbat Dietary laws Shooing a mother bird away when taking her eggs Not wearing clothing with linen and wool mixed together

Qustion 4. According to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, why did the Bible require that levitical cities be surrounded by green space?

So that the citizens had a place to relax and play So that city residents could maintain a connection to agriculture In order to prevent air pollution In order to prevent overcrowding

Qustion 5. According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the sixth day?

Animals Humans Trees Both a & b

Qustion 6. True or false: Maimonides believed that animals were created solely for the purposes of humans.

True False

Qustion 7. Rabbinic rabbis warned against spreading bits of what material in public land in order to prevent injury?

Animal bones Leftover food Clothing Broken glass

Qustion 8. True or false: The Book of Job argues that human beings are the center and purpose of creation.

True False

Qustion 9. What kind of trees does the Torah prohibit cutting down during war?

Willow trees Palm trees Fruit trees All trees

Qustion 10. What group created the first Jewish Community-Supported Agriculture program in 2004?

MyJewishLearning.com Hazon Limmud AIPAC
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