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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. 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 2. 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 3. The service that ends Yom Kippur is called


Question 4. The meal before the Yom Kippur fast is called
 Seudat ha makom
 Seudat havra'ah
 Seudat hamafseket
 Seudat mitzvah


Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. True or False: Judaism teaches that human beings are basically sinful.


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