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. In 1967 Israel fought a war that was

6 hours long 6 days long 6 weeks long 6 months long

Qustion 2. The Hebrew name for the Israeli army is

Tzahal—Tzavah haganah l’yisrael Nili—Netzah Yisrael Lo Yishaker Irgun Hashomer

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. In the Mishnah, the rabbis describe a category of "commanded wars" that are to be fought against whom?

The seven nations of Canaan Amalek Idol-worshipping nations A & B only All of these

Qustion 5. According to Jewish law, when besieging a city the invading army must:

Walk around the city while blowing shofars Allow the people inside to keep getting the animals they need for animal sacrifices Leave one side of the city open so people may flee Be sure to kill everyone inside, including all cattle and livestock

Qustion 6. True or false: In Judaism, peace is an eschatological dream, not a goal for the here-and-now.

True False

Qustion 7. What is Maimonides' principle for how to lay siege on a city?

Provide food and water for its inhabitants Surround it on only three out of four sides, so civilians who wish to flee may do so Kill anyone who tries to escape Cut down all fruit-bearing trees in the area

Qustion 8. According to Deuteronomy, what must an Israelite army do prior to attacking an enemy?

Pray Offer peace Offer sacrifices All of these

Qustion 9. 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 10. True or false: One who is waging an "obligatory war" is still commanded to fulfill all of his daily mitzvot.

True False
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