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?

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Qustion 1. Which of these sages refers to "obligatory war" as a positive commandment?

Rashi Nahmanides Maimonides Joseph Caro

Qustion 2. 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 3. Complete this quote from the Talmud: "If someone comes to kill you_________"

Welcome him with open arms Get up early in the morning to kill him first Reason with him as best you can Save yourself by hiding from him

Qustion 4. 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

Qustion 5. Which of these prayers concludes with an appeal for peace?

The Amidah The Kaddish The Priestly Blessing The Grace After Meals All of these

Qustion 6. 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 7. In 1967 Israel fought a war that was

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

Qustion 8. According to Rabbi Simeon ben Gamliel, what three things preserve the world?

War, peace, and the wisdom to know when to pursue each Peace, love, and harmony War, restraint, and patience Truth, justice, and peace

Qustion 9. According to the Torah, which is these people is NOT qualified for an exemption from battle?

A teacher Someone who built a new house but did not yet dedicate it Someone who was engaged but not yet married Someone who was afraid

Qustion 10. How many times has Israel been in a war with Iran?

Once Twice Three times Never
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