Nature & the Environment QuizThe 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?
Question 1. According to the book of Deuteronomy 11, when humans do good things, what will God provide in return?
Rain and abundance
Question 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
Question 3. 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
Question 4. In what way is Tuv Ha'Aretz, the first Jewish Community-Supported Agriculture program in North America, different from other CSAs?
The produce is grown by Jewish farmers
The money goes to Jewish charities
Members have the opportunity to participate in educational and social activities that connect Jewish tradition with agriculture
Members are required to take part in the mitzvah of leaving the corners of the fields unharvested
Question 5. Which Israelite tribe was not given agricultural land and essentially remained urban?
Question 6. What group created the first Jewish Community-Supported Agriculture program in 2004?
Question 7. According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the sixth day?
Both a & b