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. 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 2. On Yom Kippur, we read a long medieval poem that describes in painfully gruesome detail the deaths of famous rabbis during ancient Roman persecutions. What is it called?
Question 3. True or False: Judaism teaches that human beings are basically sinful.
Question 4. Leviticus 23:27 tells us that, "You should do no work throughout that day." It is referring to which day:
The 1st of Tishrei
The 10th day of Tishrei
The 11th of Adar
The 13th of Tamuz
Question 5. Which of the following is NOT restricted on Yom Kippur according to Jewish law?
Eating and Drinking
Wearing leather shoes
Question 6. What custom, often held on Erev Yom Kippur, is meant to atone for one's personal sins?
Question 7. Most Reform communities read an alternative Torah reading on the morning of Yom Kippur. This reading was chosen because it does not mention
Question 8. What is the Talmudic tractate that discusses Yom Kippur called?
Question 9. People who fast according to Jewish law abstain from
All food and drinks
All food and drinks except water
All food, but not drinks
All solid food
All food that is not harvest directly from the ground
Question 10. A famous story in the Talmud records a conversation between Rabbi Joshua and Rabbi Yohanan. When Rabbi Joshua decries the lack of the Yom Kippur sacrifice in the post-Temple word, Rabbi Yohana replies that we still have another effective method of atonement. What does he say that method is?
Giving charity to the needy
Acts of loving-kindness