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
According to medieval commentator Don Isaac Abravanel, the Torah emphasizes sustainability through its discussions of which of the following mitzvot?
Question 2 of 10
Which of the following was a major ecological concern in talmudic times?
Question 3 of 10
How do many Israelis deal with the challenges of the shemitah (sabbatical) year?
Question 4 of 10
What is the traditional Jewish theological understanding of humanity’s relationship with the earth?
Question 5 of 10
Which Israelite tribe was not given agricultural land and essentially remained urban?
Question 6 of 10
According to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, why did the Bible require that levitical cities be surrounded by green space?
Question 7 of 10
According to the 13th Century Seder Hahinukh, righteous people should grieve when what seed is wasted?
Question 8 of 10
Which of these traditions presents a challenge for Jewish families trying to balance traditional practice with environmental sensitivity?
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
What is the name for the prohibition of unnecessary cruelty to animals?