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 mitzvot can be performed outside the land of Israel?
Question 2. In the Bible, Abraham purchases a cave in Machpelah. What does he use it for?
Family burial ground
Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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 6. In dealing with Israel's Arab neighbors, who advocated for the establishment of an "Iron Wall"?
Abraham Isaac Kook
David Ben Gurion
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