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

Pray Offer peace Offer sacrifices All of these

Qustion 4. True or false: One who is waging an "obligatory war" is still commanded to fulfill all of his daily mitzvot.

True False

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. True or false: A great deal of Jewish law focuses on the issue of attacking non-combatants.

True False

Qustion 7. 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 8. True or false: In Judaism, peace is an eschatological dream, not a goal for the here-and-now.

True False

Qustion 9. True or False: According to Jewish law, communal self-defense and personal self-defense are the same thing, with the same rules.

True False

Qustion 10. 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
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