Shavuot QuizShavuot began as a harvest festival, but it also commemorates the revelation at Sinai and the giving of the Torah. Traditions of the holiday include eating dairy, nighttime learning, and decorating houses and synagogues with plant life. How much do you know about this spring holiday?
Question 1. Which is NOT a reason that we eat dairy products on Shavuot?
To symbolize the "land flowing with milk and honey"
After the Israelites received the Torah, they could no longer eat the meat they had prepared, and thus ate only dairy
Kabbalists equate the numerical value of the word halav (milk), 40 , with the number of days Moses spent on Mount Sinai
At Sinai, the Israelites were considered to be as innocent as newborns, whose main food is milk
The Torah says that meat is forbidden to be eaten on the first day of Shavuot
Question 2. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called
Question 3. How many sentences are in the Jewish version of the Ten Commandments
Question 4. What is an omer?
Any food eaten by the priests during the Shavuot holiday.
A measure of grain brought to the Temple.
A member of the Nation of Israel.
Ruth's original tribe.
None of the above.
Question 5. What was the special offering for the holiday of Shavuot in the times of the Temple?
A firstborn child.
Question 6. Shavuot celebrates
The making of huts in the desert when the Jews wandered for 40 years
The giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
The escape of the Jews from Egypt
The first grain harvest after the Jews arrived in the Holy Land
Question 7. For how many days is the Omer counted?