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. Shavuot is also called Hag Habikkurim, which means
Festival of first fruits
Festival of harvest
Festival of weeks
Time of receiving the Torah
Festival of assembly
Question 2. What is the date given in the Torah for celebrating Shavuot?
The sixth of Iyar.
The sixth or seventh of Iyar.
The fiftieth day of the counting of the Omer.
The first day of summer.
None of the above.
Question 3. How many sentences are in the Jewish version of the Ten Commandments
Question 4. Which service(s) are recited on Shavuot?
Hallel (psalms of praise)
Yizkor (memorial service)
Tal (prayer for rain)
Al Hanisim (prayer concerning miracles)
Both A & B
Question 5. Shavuot takes place how many days after the first Passover seder
Question 6. Some believe the Omer is a period of mourning for the students of
Judah the Prince
Question 7. What city is traditional for some to make a pilgrimage to on Lag Ba'Omer?
The nearest large metropolis.