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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. The service that ends Yom Kippur is called


Question 2. The Kol Nidre service was developed to
 Ease people's guilt over not carrying out all the vows and promises they made
 Enable forced converts to return and pray with the Jewish community
 Center the observance of the holiday within the Jewish community
 Emphasize sin and repentance as a theme of the day


Question 3. During the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur it is customary to do an accounting of one's life. The Hebrew phrase for this is
 Heshbon Hanefesh
 Neshamah Yeterah


Question 4. Which service is NOT specifically added for Yom Kippur?


Question 5. When reciting the lists of sin, called the Viddui, it is customary for people to
 Remain seated
 To stand and stomp after each sin is read
 Bow after each sin is read
 To stand and beat their chests after each sin is read


Question 6. What custom, often held on Erev Yom Kippur, is meant to atone for one's personal sins?


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. Most Reform communities read an alternative Torah reading on the morning of Yom Kippur. This reading was chosen because it does not mention
 Choosing Life


Question 9. On Yom Kippur some people wear a special garment called a
 Yarmulke katan


Question 10. What is the Talmudic tractate that discusses Yom Kippur called?