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
How do many Israelis deal with the challenges of the shemitah (sabbatical) year?
Question 2 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 3 of 10
Which of these traditions presents a challenge for Jewish families trying to balance traditional practice with environmental sensitivity?
Question 4 of 10
Where in the Bible is the commandment to tend to and till the world?
Question 5 of 10
How often do Jewish farmers in Israel let the land lie fallow?
Question 6 of 10
True or false: The Book of Job argues that human beings are the center and purpose of creation.
Question 7 of 10
The word "jubilee" comes from the Hebrew word "yovel," meaning what?
Question 8 of 10
Which of the following was a major ecological concern in talmudic times?
Question 9 of 10
In what way is Tuv Ha'Aretz, the first Jewish Community-Supported Agriculture program in North America, different from other CSAs?
Question 10 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?