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. Which of these figures was NOT a religious Zionist?
Zvi Hirsch Kalischer
Abraham Isaac Kook
Question 2. In 1988, whose party was banned from Israeli elections for inciting racism?
El Sayyid Nosair
Question 3. 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 4. 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
Question 5. Which of these mitzvot can be performed outside the land of Israel?
Question 6. The Meimad Party believes which of these statements to be true:
The modern state should include all of biblical Israel, all the way to the Euphrates
No Arab should have Israeli citizenship
There should be one binational state
It is against the Torah to place the Land of Israel above all other values and concerns
Question 7. Followers of Abraham Abulafia's mystical school believed that Israel represents what?
The individual soul
The individual heart
The individual brain
The individual lungs