My Jewish Learning

Land of Israel Quiz

The 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. True or false: Nahmanides believed that the only way to achieve a perfect Jewish life was to move to Israel.


Question 2. Who coined the famous phrase: “My heart is in the East and I am in the West"?
 Theodor Herzl
 Judah Halevi
 Ahad Haam


Question 3. How many Neturei Karta members live in Israel?


Question 4. In the Bible, Abraham purchases a cave in Machpelah. What does he use it for?
 Food storage
 Family burial ground
 Prayer space


Question 5. True or false: A.D. Gordon was a socialist.


Question 6. According to Abraham Isaac Kook, even secular forms of Zionism hasten what?
 The Messiah
 The apocalyptic end of days
 All Jews' return to the traditional fold
 All of these


Question 7. 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