Yom Kippur QuizA day of fasting, prayer, and introspection, Yom Kippur is often considered the holiest day of the Jewish year. How much do you know about Yom Kippur?
Question 1. On the afternoon of Yom Kippur, Jews traditionally read
the Book of Jonah
the Book of Samuel
the Book of Life
the Book of Ezra
Question 2. What custom, often held on Erev Yom Kippur, is meant to atone for one's personal sins?
Question 3. According to Jewish law, who may choose not to fast on Yom Kippur?
An ill person
A nursing mother
A child between the ages of 9-12
All of the above
Question 4. According to Jewish law, at what age is a child is commanded to fast?
12 for boys, 13 for girls
13 for both boys and girls
12 for both boys and girls
12 for girls, 13 for boys
Question 5. The beginning of the Kol Nidre service declares that the personal and religious vows made between the individual and God for the coming year are
Declared null and void if unfulfilled
To be followed through to the fullest extent
To be made honestly and fairly
The most important promises a person could possibly make
Question 6. According to the rabbis, Yom Kippur is the anniversary of the day that
The great flood began
Joseph was sent to prison in Egypt
Moses came down from Sinai with the Ten Commandments
Abraham circumcised himself
Question 7. True or False: Judaism teaches that human beings are basically sinful.
Question 8. The Avodah service describes
Business ethics in the Torah
The importance of volunteerism
The story of Jonah and the whale
The sacrifice ritual in the Temple on the Day of Atonement
Sins which the entire community committed
Question 9. Traditionally, many people dress in white or light colors on Yom Kippur. Why?
Because being in synagogue all day causes people to get hot and sweaty
To symbolize personal purity
To symbolize the compensation of sins
To symbolize heaven, in the hopes that God will put them in the Book of Life
Question 10. What is the Talmudic tractate that discusses Yom Kippur called?