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Shavuot Quiz

Shavuot 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
 10
 7
 17
 13
 20

 

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
 49
 50
 7
 13
 89

 

Question 6. Some believe the Omer is a period of mourning for the students of
 Rabbi Akiba
 Hillel
 Shamai
 Martin Buber
 Judah the Prince

 

Question 7. What city is traditional for some to make a pilgrimage to on Lag Ba'Omer?
 Jerusalem.
 The nearest large metropolis.
 Safed.
 Meron.
 Tel Aviv