War & Peace QuizPeace is one of Judaism's most revered concepts. And yet Jewish tradition assumes that war is inevitable. How much do you know about the Jewish ethics and laws of combat?
Question 1. According to Rabbi Joshua ben Korha, the concept of peace is in direct opposition to what?
Question 2. According to the Book of Samuel, the commandment to erase the nation of Amalek extends to
All of the above
Question 3. True or false: A great deal of Jewish law focuses on the issue of attacking non-combatants.
Question 4. According to the Torah, which is these people is NOT qualified for an exemption from battle?
Someone who built a new house but did not yet dedicate it
Someone who was engaged but not yet married
Someone who was afraid
Question 5. Which of the following countries did not declare war on Israel after Israel was declared a state in 1948?
Question 6. In 1967 Israel fought a war that was
6 hours long
6 days long
6 weeks long
6 months long
Question 7. What were the Freedom Seders?
Seders dedicated to the plight of Soviet Jewry
Seders dedicated to fight racism and to protest the Vietnam War
Seders dedicated to remembering the Holocaust
Seders dedicated to the plight of Palestinians
Question 8. Which of these prayers concludes with an appeal for peace?
The Priestly Blessing
The Grace After Meals
All of these
Question 9. According to Rabbi Simeon ben Gamliel, what three things preserve the world?
War, peace, and the wisdom to know when to pursue each
Peace, love, and harmony
War, restraint, and patience
Truth, justice, and peace
Question 10. What kind of war does the Talmud prohibit?
War with any nation other than Amalek
War where the casualty rate will be more than one sixth of the population
War where the casualty rate will be more than one tenth of the population