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

MyJewishLearning.com Hazon Limmud AIPAC

Qustion 2. Which Israelite tribe was not given agricultural land and essentially remained urban?

Reuven Levi Judah Asher

Qustion 3. What is the Jewish attitude toward natural resources?

Exercise reverential care Preserve so that they will be available for the apocalypse Their destruction is part of God's plan to teach His people a lesson Use them up because God will always provide more

Qustion 4. 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 5. 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 6. Which of the following contemporary environmental concepts can be found in traditional Jewish sources?

Environmental sustainability Integrity of species Green space integrated into urban design All of the above

Qustion 7. What does the Torah require of levitical cities?

The cities had to contain fruit trees The cities had to compost organic waste The cities had to have up-to-date irrigation systems The cities had to be surrounded by pastures

Qustion 8. Saadiah Gaon provided three possible reasons as to why God created animals. Which of these reasons is NOT one of his explanations.

God willed it and it is not for humans to question God's will God created animals as a backup plan in case humans destroyed the earth God created animals to help reveal Gods vast wisdom to humans God created animals for human benefit

Qustion 9. What is the Jubilee year?

The year during which the Garden of Eden will begin to spread over the Middle East, eventually encompassing Jerusalem and all of biblical Israel Every fiftieth year during which the Bible mandates that there be no agricultural work; all landed property was to revert to its original owner; and slaves were to be set free Every fiftieth year when the people were commanded not to waste anything, and to bring all of their food scraps to the capital cities to be given to the poor Every fiftieth year when trees could not be cut down, and animals were not to be slaughtered

Qustion 10. The word "jubilee" comes from the Hebrew word "yovel," meaning what?

Rest Happiness Farming Ram's Horn
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