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Yom Kippur Quiz

A 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 Yom Kippur some people wear a special garment called a
 Tichel
 Kittel
 Fabrengen
 Yarmulke katan

 

Question 2. The traditional Torah reading on Yom Kippur morning discusses
 How the prophet Isaiah criticizes the religious rituals of the ancient Israelites
 The binding of Isaac
 How a scapegoat would symbolically carry the people's sins into the desert
 A list of transgressions

 

Question 3. Which act signals the end of Yom Kippur?
 Tekiah gedolah, a great blast of the Shofar
 The morning prayers
 The breakfast meal
 Havdallah

 

Question 4. 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 5. When is a tallit (prayer shawl) worn in the synagogue on Yom Kippur?
 Only during the Torah service
 For Shaharit and Minha, but not Maariv
 Only during Kol Nidre
 At all times

 

Question 6. Which of the following is NOT restricted on Yom Kippur according to Jewish law?
 Eating and Drinking
 Having Sex
 Wearing leather shoes
 Wearing white

 

Question 7. The explicit connection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is first made in
 The Torah
 The Talmud
 The Mahzor
 The Tosefta
 The Megillah

 

Question 8. The Viddui is the
 Repeated communal confession of sins
 A symbolic reenactment of the ancient priestly ritual for Yom Kippur
 Memorial service
 Closing service of Yom Kippur

 

Question 9. 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 10. During the Temple period, on Yom Kippur two goats were selected on Yom Kippur. One was sacrificed for Israel's sins. The other was sent to
 Eleazar ben Azariah
 Azazel
 Beelzebub
 The Valley of Dry Bones