Lag Ba'Omer Quiz

Test your knowledge of this minor Jewish holiday!

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. The story of Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai is often retold on Lag Ba'Omer. What is he known for?

Devising a new method for writing a Torah scroll Fathering 20 children Hiding in a cave with his son for twelve year His agricultural prowess on rocky hills

Qustion 2. Which Talmudic sage is associated with Lag Ba'Omer?

Maimonides Rabbi Boteach Nachmanides Rabbi Akiva

Qustion 3. What city in Israel is it traditional for Jews to visit on Lag Ba'Omer?

Meron Safed (Tsfat) Jerusalem Tiberias

Qustion 4. The Hebrew letters "lamed" and "gimel" which make the acronym "lag" represent what value?

18 7 52 33

Qustion 5. His agricultural prowess on rocky hills

A bundle of grain A palm tree A prayerbook A bitter herb

Qustion 6. What is one explanation for why we celebrate on Lag Ba’Omer?

The harvest season in Israel The birth of first-born sons The completion of a lunar orbit The cessation of an ancient plague

Qustion 7. Lag Ba'Omer is sometimes marked by which of the following activities?

Getting married Cutting your hair Building a bonfire All of the above

Qustion 8. The counting of the omer is observed like a period of mourning. What is one explanation for why it is considered a period of mourning?

To mark the annual "death" of crops that occurs in the winter To remember the plague that was sent to punish Rabbi Akiva's students To mark the destruction of the Second Temple To remember the victims of the Shoah

Qustion 9. The "omer" is counted off between what two holidays?

Passover and Shavuot Purim and Passover Shavuot and Tisha B’Av Sukkot and Shavuot
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