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Jewish Ritual Objects

From a Torah to a seder plate, apples and honey to a mezuzah, Jewish life is full of ritual objects that help us perform mitzvot (commandments) and live Jewish lives. How much do you know about Jewish ritual objects?

Question 1. Which of the following books are used in a regular Shabbat morning service?
 Siddur and Humash
 Siddur and Mahzor
 Mahzor and Humash
 Humash and Bentcher


Question 2. What is the name of the white garment worn by some on the High Holidays?


Question 3. Which of the following is NOT used on a typical Friday night?
 Challah cover
 Kiddush Cup


Question 4. Which of the following is NOT a blast of the shofar?


Question 5. What’s inside a mezuzah?
 A tiny Torah
 A cedar tree seed
 A scroll of parchment
 A small prayer shawl


Question 6. What are the tefillin sewn together with?
 The sinews of an animal
 Strong plastic chords
 Flax string


Question 7. On what holiday do we pour a cup for Elijah?
 Tisha B'Av
 Passover (Pesach)


Question 8. What does one do with a lulav?
 Eat it in the sukkah
 Shake it
 Smell it before bed and upon awaking
 All of the above


Question 9. What goes inside a tzedakah box?


Question 10. Which is NOT one of the objects on the seder place?
 Bitter Herbs
 Shank Bone