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


Question 2. Which of these holidays occurs during the counting of the Omer?
 Jerusalem Day.
 Israeli Independence Day.
 Holocaust Remembrance Day.
 All of the above.
 None of the above.


Question 3. Shavuot happens in the Hebrew month of


Question 4. Which of these is not a custom observed on Shavuot?
 Staying up all night to study Torah.
 Eating dairy products.
 Smelling fresh herbs.
 Decorating the synagogue with flowers.
 Reading the Ten Commandments.


Question 5. 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 6. The 33rd day of the Omer is called
 Lag B'Omer
 Yom Rishon


Question 7. Which book is read on Shavuot?
 The Book of Ruth
 The Book of Esther
 Song of Songs
 The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah