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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. In what Hebew month is Rosh Hashanah?


Question 2. When Reform congregations read Torah on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, they often read
 The story of the 10 plagues
 The story of creation
 The story of Esther
 The story of 12 spies


Question 3. Apples and/or challah are traditionally dipped in honey to symbolize
 The hope for a sweet new year
 Manís eternal sweet tooth
 The sweetness of the feeling forgiveness for oneís sins
 The hope for peace one day in the future


Question 4. The blast of the shofar called the tekiah consists of:
 A single, long blast
 Three shorter blasts
 Nine staccato blasts
 An extra long, single blast


Question 5. The name of the month Elul, can be interpreted as an acronym for the Hebrew verse
 "Mi Hamokha" or "Who is like you?"
 "Vayomer Moshe" or "And Moses said"
 "Shema Yisrael" or "Hear O Israel"
 "Ani L'dodi V'dodi Li" or "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine"


Question 6. Because Reform Jews do not recite the musaf service, when do Reform congregations blow the shofar?
 Only on Yom Kippur.
 The shofar is not sounded.
 After every mention of God's name.
 During the Rosh Hashanah morning service.
 None of the above.


Question 7. 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.