Land of Israel QuizThe 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?
Question 1. Ahad Haam was the founder of which kind of Zionism?
Question 2. Which political party controlled the Knesset for a decade after the Six-Day War?
Question 3. In dealing with Israel's Arab neighbors, who advocated for the establishment of an "Iron Wall"?
Abraham Isaac Kook
David Ben Gurion
Question 4. Who wrote The Jewish State in 1896?
Question 5. In the Bible, God first promises the Land of Israel to whose descendants?
Question 6. According to Abraham Isaac Kook, even secular forms of Zionism hasten what?
The apocalyptic end of days
All Jews' return to the traditional fold
All of these
Question 7. 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