Nature & the Environment Quiz

How much do you know about green issues in Jewish thought and practice?

The environment impacts so many aspects of life, from the air we breathe to the water we drink. How much do you know about green issues in Jewish thought and practice?

Question 1 of 10
What does the Torah mandate the Jewish people do every seven years?
Question 2 of 10
According to medieval commentator Don Isaac Abravanel, the Torah emphasizes sustainability through its discussions of which of the following mitzvot?
Question 3 of 10
Baal tashhit or "do not destroy," is a concept based on the biblical injunction not to destroy fruit-bearing trees. The rabbis extend it to include what else?
Question 4 of 10
The word "jubilee" comes from the Hebrew word "yovel," meaning what?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: The radical monotheism of biblical Israel led to a desacralized view of nature itself, making it not a realm of gods, but the Creation of God.
Question 6 of 10
According to Maimonides, meditating on nature is one of the key ways a person can fulfill which commandment?
Question 7 of 10
According to the book of Deuteronomy 11, when humans do good things, what will God provide in return?
Question 8 of 10
Which Israelite tribe was not given agricultural land and essentially remained urban?
Question 9 of 10
In what book does the commandment to be fruitful and multiply the earth first appear?
Question 10 of 10
How do many Israelis deal with the challenges of the shemitah (sabbatical) year?

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