Nature & the Environment QuizThe 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. Rabbinic rabbis warned against spreading bits of what material in public land in order to prevent injury?
Question 2. How do many Israelis deal with the challenges of the shemitah (sabbatical) year?
They sell the land of Israel to a gentile
They bring in produce from farms in Turkey
They eat only canned produce imported from other countries
They eat produce without saying a blessing over it
Question 3. What does the Torah require of levitical cities?
The cities had to contain fruit trees
The cities had to compost organic waste
The cities had to have up-to-date irrigation systems
The cities had to be surrounded by pastures
Question 4. What does the Torah mandate the Jewish people do every seven years?
Visit Jerusalem with their choicest produce
Offer a sacrifice of grain and wine
Allow the land to lie fallow for an entire year
Celebrate the creation of the world
Question 5. Where does Jewish environmental education take place?
In Hebrew schools and day schools
All of the above
Question 6. According to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, why did the Bible require that levitical cities be surrounded by green space?
So that the citizens had a place to relax and play
So that city residents could maintain a connection to agriculture
In order to prevent air pollution
In order to prevent overcrowding
Question 7. True or false: The Book of Job argues that human beings are the center and purpose of creation.