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Nature & the Environment Quiz

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. Where does Jewish environmental education take place?
 At home
 In Hebrew schools and day schools
 At synagogue
 All of the above


Question 2. Which Israelite tribe was not given agricultural land and essentially remained urban?


Question 3. According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the sixth day?
 Both a & b


Question 4. Which of these Jewish principles can be used as a guide when dealing with issues of genetic engineering?
 Kilayim (mixed kinds)
 Shehita (kosher slaughtering)


Question 5. 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 6. What is the name for the prohibition of unnecessary cruelty to animals?
 Tzaar baalei hayim
 Im tirzu ein zo agada
 Gam zu l'tova


Question 7. How many shemitah years occur before there is one yovel year?