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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. How many tefillin are in a set?


Question 2. 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 3. True or False: Some people swing chickens over their heads to absolve themselves of sins before Yom Kippur?


Question 4. Which of the following is NOT used on a typical Friday night?
 Challah cover
 Kiddush Cup


Question 5. Which is NOT one of the objects on the seder place?
 Bitter Herbs
 Shank Bone


Question 6. A gragger is
 A rattle given to babies at their namings
 A noisemaker used during the reading of the Megillah
 A costume worn on Purim
 A fence built around one's roof


Question 7. According to the haggadah, what is the bread of affliction?
 Bitter Herbs


Question 8. What’s inside a mezuzah?
 A tiny Torah
 A cedar tree seed
 A scroll of parchment
 A small prayer shawl


Question 9. Matzah must be made from start to finish in how many minutes?


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