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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. 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 2. How many extra blessings are added to the Musaf Amidah on Rosh Hashanah?


Question 3. According to Rabbi Irving Greenberg, when the Rosh Hashanah liturgy focuses on death, what is it really talking about?
 Physical death.
 Spiritual death.
 Daily routines and psychic numbness, a "death in life."
 Our prayers not being answered.


Question 4. 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 5. The Hebrew month before Rosh Hashanah has special prayers and moments that help us prepare for the holiday. This month is called


Question 6. 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 7. The only reference in the Bible to a "Rosh Hashanah" appears in the sixth century BCE book of Ezekiel in a context that refers not to a specific holiday, but to a season of the year.