Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah QuizAt the end of Sukkot, we celebrate the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle. How much do you know about Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah?
Question 1. On Shemini Atzeret, people
Should say the "leshev basukkah" blessing when eating in a sukkah
Must eat all their meals in a sukkah
May make kiddish in a sukkah
Must take down their sukkah
Question 2. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah come at the end of which holiday?
Question 3. Which of the following prayers are said on Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah?
Question 4. On Shemini Atzeret a short prayer for rain is inserted into the second blessing of the Amidah. This prayer for rain continues to be recited in the Amidah until when?
The first day of Spring
After Simchat Torah
Question 5. What does Simchat Torah mean?
Rejoicing in Torah
The Day We Received the Torah
Beginning the Torah Again
The End of the Torah
Question 6. True or false: In traditional synagogues, Simchat Torah is the only time that the Torah is read at night.
Question 7. On Simchat Torah, what are the circles made while holding the Torah and dancing around the synagogue called?
Question 8. What does Shemini Atzeret mean?
The Harvest Festival
The New Moon Festival
The Day of Judgment
The Eighth Day of Assembly
Question 9. The Prayer for Rain recited on Shemini Atzeret is parallel to
The Prayer for Dew recited on Passover
The Prayer for Heat Recited on Shavuot
The Prayer for Food recited every Rosh Chodesh
Question 10. How many circles or circuits around the room are done in a Simchat Torah celebration?