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. The meal before the Yom Kippur fast is called
Seudat ha makom
Question 2. What custom, often held on Erev Yom Kippur, is meant to atone for one's personal sins?
Question 3. On Yom Kippur some people wear a special garment called a
Question 4. Which service is NOT specifically added for Yom Kippur?
Question 5. 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
Question 6. 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
Question 7. Yom Kippur falls on what Hebrew date
The 1st of Tishrei
The 10th of Tishrei
The 1st of Nisan
The 15th of Kislev
Question 8. 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 9. True or False: Judaism teaches that human beings are basically sinful.
Question 10. 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