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, 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 2. 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 3. Which of the following is NOT restricted on Yom Kippur according to Jewish law?
Eating and Drinking
Wearing leather shoes
Question 4. Which is NOT a theme of Yom Kippur?
Question 5. 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 6. Yom Kippur falls on what Hebrew date
The 1st of Tishrei
The 10th of Tishrei
The 1st of Nisan
The 15th of Kislev
Question 7. The explicit connection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is first made in
Question 8. Yom Kippur is the culmination of
Yamim Noraim (The Days of Awe)
Hag Haasif (The Harvest Festival)
Hag Habikkurim (Festival of First Fruits)
Hag HaShavuot (Festival of Weeks)
Question 9. 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 10. The Viddui is the
Repeated communal confession of sins
A symbolic reenactment of the ancient priestly ritual for Yom Kippur
Closing service of Yom Kippur