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Rosh Hashanah Quiz

Rosh Hashanah is a time when Jews reflect on their actions and try to make amends with each other and God, and it is also the Jewish New Year. How much do you know about Rosh Hashanah?

Question 1. Which is NOT another name for Rosh Hashanah?
 Yom Hadin (day of judgment)
 Festival of First Fruits
 Yom Teruah (the day of sounding of the Shofar)
 Jewish New Year


Question 2. The main ingredients of tzimmes, a popular Rosh Hashanah side dish, are
 Heads of lettuce
 Fish heads


Question 3. Which is true of the tashlikh service?
 Its purpose is to cast off ("tashlikh") one's sins.
 It may be done in a body of water containing fish.
 Throwing bread in the water is not required.
 All of the above.
 None of the above.


Question 4. Rabbinic tradition gave Rosh Hashanah Jewish significance as the
 Shabbat of the year, because Rosh Hashanah is in the seventh month of the year
 Day when the Jews would go to the Temple and sacrifice rams in honor of the shofar
 Day when the Jews arrived in Israel after wandering in the desert for 40 years
 Anniversary of the day on which the world was created


Question 5. What did Ezra the Scribe do after he assembled the Israelites on the first day of Tishrei?
 He blessed them.
 He cursed them.
 He read the Torah aloud to them.
 He gave them instructions on how to blow the shofar.


Question 6. In which Torah passage is the shofar alluded to?
 When God remembers Sarah and she becomes pregnant with Isaac
 The binding of Isaac
 When Isaac meets Rebecca
 When Isaac’s two sons are born, Jacob and Esav


Question 7. 6. True or false: The tekiah gedolah is always the final shofar blast played.