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. On Yom Kippur some people wear a special garment called a
Question 2. The traditional Torah reading on Yom Kippur morning discusses
How the prophet Isaiah criticizes the religious rituals of the ancient Israelites
The binding of Isaac
How a scapegoat would symbolically carry the people's sins into the desert
A list of transgressions
Question 3. Which act signals the end of Yom Kippur?
Tekiah gedolah, a great blast of the Shofar
The morning prayers
The breakfast meal
Question 4. 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 5. When is a tallit (prayer shawl) worn in the synagogue on Yom Kippur?
Only during the Torah service
For Shaharit and Minha, but not Maariv
Only during Kol Nidre
At all times
Question 6. Which of the following is NOT restricted on Yom Kippur according to Jewish law?
Eating and Drinking
Wearing leather shoes
Question 7. The explicit connection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is first made in
Question 8. 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
Question 9. 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 10. 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