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. Which is NOT a theme of Yom Kippur?
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
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
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?
Question 8. True or False: Judaism teaches that human beings are basically sinful.
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?
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