War & Peace Quiz

How much do you know about the Jewish ethics and laws of combat?

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 10
Which of these sages refers to "obligatory war" as a positive commandment?
Question 2 of 10
According to Jewish law, when besieging a city the invading army must:
Question 3 of 10
The Talmud explicitly prohibits the waging of war in a situation where the casualty rate exceeds what percent of the population?
Question 4 of 10
Which Jewish scholar posited that members of Amalek could be welcomed as converts to Judaism?
Question 5 of 10
According to the Book of Samuel, the commandment to erase the nation of Amalek extends to
Question 6 of 10
The Hebrew word shalom means "hello" and "goodbye" and what else?
Question 7 of 10
Complete this quote from the Talmud: "If someone comes to kill you_________"
Question 8 of 10
What is Maimonides' principle for how to lay siege on a city?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these prayers concludes with an appeal for peace?
Question 10 of 10
True or false: In Judaism, peace is an eschatological dream, not a goal for the here-and-now.

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