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. Followers of Abraham Abulafia's mystical school believed that Israel represents what?
The individual soul
The individual heart
The individual brain
The individual lungs
Question 2. Which of these figures was NOT a religious Zionist?
Zvi Hirsch Kalischer
Abraham Isaac Kook
Question 3. In the Bible, God first promises the Land of Israel to whose descendants?
Question 4. Early Zionists considered whch of these countries as possible sites for the Jewish homeland?
Uganda and Argentina
Uganda and Kenya
Argentina and Chile
Syria and Lebanon
Question 5. What was Rashi's rationale for the Land of Israel belonging to the Jews?
The Israelites captured it fair and square
Abraham is the father of all Western religions, and he gave the land to the Jews
The Jews have nowhere else to go
God owns the entire world and He gave Israel to the Jews
Question 6. In Genesis, God promises Abraham land from the river of Egypt to where?
The Euphrates River
The Golan Heights
The Jordan River
Question 7. 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