War & Peace Quiz

Peace is one of Judaism's most revered concepts. And yet Jewish tradition assumes that war is inevitable. How much do you know about the Jewish ethics and laws of combat?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. True or false: According to Jewish law, it is permitted to threaten to use prohibited force against an enemy in order to deter an actual war.

True False

Qustion 2. According to the Book of Samuel, the commandment to erase the nation of Amalek extends to

Their cattle Their camels Their infants All of the above

Qustion 3. What were the Freedom Seders?

Seders dedicated to the plight of Soviet Jewry Seders dedicated to fight racism and to protest the Vietnam War Seders dedicated to remembering the Holocaust Seders dedicated to the plight of Palestinians

Qustion 4. When did the Israeli Supreme Court outlaw torture?

1948 1966 1999 Never; torture is not illegal in Israel

Qustion 5. Which of the following people was an Israeli prisoner of war in Gaza?

Gilad Shalit Yonatan Netanyahu Natan Sharansky David Broza

Qustion 6. According to Rabbi Joshua ben Korha, the concept of peace is in direct opposition to what?

Hatred Racism Family Justice

Qustion 7. Which Jewish scholar posited that members of Amalek could be welcomed as converts to Judaism?

Rashi Sefer Hahinukh Nahmanides Maimonides

Qustion 8. The Talmud explicitly prohibits the waging of war in a situation where the casualty rate exceeds what percent of the population?

1/10th 1/7th 1/5th ½

Qustion 9. The Hebrew word shalom means "hello" and "goodbye" and what else?

War Peace Love Anger

Qustion 10. According to the Talmud, what kind of consultations must be completed before a discretionary war of expansion?

The Sanhedrin must be consulted The Urim V'Tumim (priestly breastplate) must be consulted The prophets must be consulted A & B only All of these
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