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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. In the book of Ruth, Ruth's mother-in-law is


Question 2. The 33rd day of the Omer is called
 Lag B'Omer
 Yom Rishon


Question 3. What city is traditional for some to make a pilgrimage to on Lag Ba'Omer?
 The nearest large metropolis.
 Tel Aviv


Question 4. On the first day of Shavuot, this is read from the Torah
 The story of creation
 The story of Sodom and Gomorrah
 The entire book of Leviticus
 The first line of every parashah
 The Ten Commandments


Question 5. Which book is read on Shavuot?
 The Book of Ruth
 The Book of Esther
 Song of Songs
 The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah


Question 6. The tomb of Simeon bar Yohai, a noted figure connected to Lag B'Omer, is located in
 None of the above.


Question 7. Which introductory hymn to the Ten Commandments is only recited on Shavuot?
 Ain Kamocha.
 The piyyutim.
 Let My People Go.
 None of the above.