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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. What is the Hebrew word for phylactories?
 Tefillin
 Sheytl
 Etrog
 Nevi'im

 

Question 2. Which of the following is NOT used on a typical Friday night?
 Challah cover
 Haggadah
 Candlesticks
 Kiddush Cup

 

Question 3. Which of these is NOT a part of the lulav?
 Hadas
 Etrog
 Arava
 Levanon

 

Question 4. On what holiday does one traditionally spin a dreidel?
 Purim
 Passover
 Hanukkah
 Tu Bishvat

 

Question 5. How many wicks must a havdalah candle have?
 More than one
 At least three
 Four
 Seven

 

Question 6. Which of these objects is meant to be affixed on the doorways of one's home?
 Pushke
 Mezuzah
 Terumah
 Haggadah

 

Question 7. What is the name for the chair that a baby is placed on during a brit milah ceremony?
 Moses's chair
 Aaron's chair
 David's chair
 Elijah's chair

 

Question 8. What is the name for the candle that lights the other candles on a hannukiah?
 Hadas
 Shamash
 Shoresh
 Shalosh

 

Question 9. What is carried around the synagogue during the Simhat Torah festivities?
 The Torah
 Siddurim
 New Babies
 The lulav

 

Question 10. For which holiday do people build a physical structure outside the home?
 Hanukkah
 Shavuot
 Tisha B'Av
 Sukkot