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. In 1988, whose party was banned from Israeli elections for inciting racism?
El Sayyid Nosair
Question 2. Ahad Haam was the founder of which kind of Zionism?
Question 3. Why are some ultra-Orthodox Jews opposed to Zionism?
They feel for the plight of the Palestinians
They believe that no secular Jews should live in Israel
They believe that the establishment of the state was an anti-messianic act
They consider Brooklyn the new Jerusalem
Question 4. Which of these mitzvot can be performed outside the land of Israel?
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 the Bible, God first promises the Land of Israel to whose descendants?
Question 7. Which medieval commentator attempted to use astrology to prove that the Land of Israel was distinct from other lands?
Abraham Ibn Ezra