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


Question 2. Where is the tem "Rosh Hashanah" referenced by name in the Bible?
 At the beginning of Creation.
 In the Book of Ezekiel.
 When Moses writes down the Torah.
 In the instructions for sacrifices.
 It isn't.


Question 3. 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 4. How many extra blessings are added to the Musaf Amidah on Rosh Hashanah?


Question 5. 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 6. Which part of the Torah is read on Rosh Hashanah?
 The first Rosh Hashanah service in the desert.
 The Israelites fleeing from Egypt.
 The relationship between Abraham and Isaac.
 The creation of the World.


Question 7. According to the Talmud, on which day of Creation does Rosh Hashanah occur?
 The first day.
 The sixth day.
 The seventh day.
 We do not know.