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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. Which is NOT a theme of Yom Kippur?
 Justice
 Judgment
 Forgiveness
 Miracles
 Repentance

 

Question 2. Most Reform communities read an alternative Torah reading on the morning of Yom Kippur. This reading was chosen because it does not mention
 Sacrifices
 Homosexuality
 Shatnez
 Choosing Life

 

Question 3. 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 4. The Viddui is the
 Repeated communal confession of sins
 A symbolic reenactment of the ancient priestly ritual for Yom Kippur
 Memorial service
 Closing service of Yom Kippur

 

Question 5. 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

 

Question 6. 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 7. What is the Talmudic tractate that discusses Yom Kippur called?
 Yoma
 Responsa
 Drasha
 Gemara

 

Question 8. True or False: Judaism teaches that human beings are basically sinful.
 True
 False

 

Question 9. 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?
 Avodah
 Shaharit
 Kaparot
 Martyrology

 

Question 10. People who fast according to Jewish law abstain from
 All food and drinks
 All food and drinks except water
 All food, but not drinks
 All solid food
 All food that is not harvest directly from the ground