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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 name for the candle that lights the other candles on a hannukiah?


Question 2. On what holiday does one traditionally spin a dreidel?
 Tu Bishvat


Question 3. True or False: Some people swing chickens over their heads to absolve themselves of sins before Yom Kippur?


Question 4. 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 5. With what is a baby redeemed during the pidyon haben ceremony?
 Silver coins
 Good deeds
 All of the above


Question 6. Which of the following is NOT a blast of the shofar?


Question 7. How many candles are lit on the last day of Hanukkah?


Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. Which of these objects is meant to be affixed on the doorways of one's home?