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. 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
The Valley of Dry Bones
Question 2. When reciting the lists of sin, called the Viddui, it is customary for people to
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 3. What custom, often held on Erev Yom Kippur, is meant to atone for one's personal sins?
Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. Which of the following is NOT restricted on Yom Kippur according to Jewish law?
Eating and Drinking
Wearing leather shoes
Question 7. 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 8. 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 9. Immediately after Yom Kippur it is traditional to
Drink apple juice to symbolize a sweet year to come
Eat a bagel to symbolize the circle of life
Begin building a sukkah
Gossip about the outfits other people were wearing in synagogue
Question 10. 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