Israeli History QuizSince its birth in 1948, Israel has had a busy history, dotted with wars and peace treaties. How much do you know about the history of Zionism and the Jewish state?
Question 1. True or false: The majority of rabbis, Orthodox and Reform, were supportive of Theodore Herzl's Zionist vision.
Question 2. True or false: A.D. Gordon was a socialist.
Question 3. In the Bible, God first promises the Land of Israel to whose descendants?
Question 4. According to Abraham Isaac Kook, even secular forms of Zionism hasten what?
The apocalyptic end of days
All Jews' return to the traditional fold
All of these
Question 5. Nahmanides said that all Jewish laws were only meant to be performed in the Land of Israel. What did he say about performing mitzvot in exile?
It is not necessary to perform mitzvot in exile
By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews distinguish themselves from non-Jews
By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews keep tradition alive
It is necessary to perform mitzvot out of Israel, in hopes of one day returning to the land
Question 6. Which of these are non-Jewish citizens of Israel?
All of these
Question 7. True or false: While the majority of Israelis are secular Jews, a vocal, powerful minority of Orthodox Jews has a disproportionate influence on religious policy for the nation.