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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?


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


Question 3. Which of these is NOT a part of the lulav?


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


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


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


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?


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


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