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. According to Deuteronomy, what are the Israelites supposed to do if the seven nations of Canaan do not accept the terms of peace offered to them?

Wipe out all men, women, and children Kill all the men, and take women and children as captives Exile all men, women, and children out of Canaan Teach them about Judaism and try to have them join the Israelites' side

Qustion 2. 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 3. The Hebrew name for the Israeli army is

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

Qustion 4. 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 5. According to the Torah, what did Amalek do to deserve the scorn of the Israelites?

They tried to assassinate Moses They attacked the weakest members of the Israelites They stole all of the Israelites' food They burnt down the First Temple

Qustion 6. Which of these sages refers to "obligatory war" as a positive commandment?

Rashi Nahmanides Maimonides Joseph Caro

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. Which of these wars started with Israeli pre-emptive attacks?

The War of Independence The Six-Day War The Yom Kippur War All of these None of these

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

True False

Qustion 10. The Hebrew word shalom means "hello" and "goodbye" and what else?

War Peace Love Anger
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