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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. Which of the following is a holidays where the shofar is not blown?
 Rosh Hashanah
 Yom Kippur
 Sukkot
 The shofar is blown on all of these holidays

 

Question 2. What is carried around the synagogue during the Simhat Torah festivities?
 The Torah
 Siddurim
 New Babies
 The lulav

 

Question 3. Which of the following is NOT a blast of the shofar?
 Tekiah
 Shamashim
 Shevarim
 Teruah

 

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

 

Question 5. For which holiday do people build a physical structure outside the home?
 Hanukkah
 Shavuot
 Tisha B'Av
 Sukkot

 

Question 6. Matzah must be made from start to finish in how many minutes?
 10
 12
 18
 36

 

Question 7. What’s inside a mezuzah?
 A tiny Torah
 A cedar tree seed
 A scroll of parchment
 A small prayer shawl

 

Question 8. True or False: Some people swing chickens over their heads to absolve themselves of sins before Yom Kippur?
 True
 False

 

Question 9. Which of the following is used in bedikat hametz?
 Feather
 Spices
 Matzah
 Siddur

 

Question 10. What is the object used to read from the Torah?
 Rosh
 Yad
 Regel
 Tam