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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 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 2. Tzitzit are meant to be tied on
 The top of all square garments
 The corners of garments
 The back of shirts
 The sides of pants

 

Question 3. What is the name of the white garment worn by some on the High Holidays?
 Tefillin
 Kittel
 Parochet
 Ger

 

Question 4. What is the Hebrew word for phylactories?
 Tefillin
 Sheytl
 Etrog
 Nevi'im

 

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

 

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 candle that lights the other candles on a hannukiah?
 Hadas
 Shamash
 Shoresh
 Shalosh

 

Question 8. On what holiday do we pour a cup for Elijah?
 Shavuot
 Purim
 Tisha B'Av
 Passover (Pesach)

 

Question 9. Which of the following is NOT a blast of the shofar?
 Tekiah
 Shamashim
 Shevarim
 Teruah

 

Question 10. Which of the following is NOT used in the havdalah service?
 candle
 spice box
 feather
 kiddush cup