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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. True or False: A megillah scroll looks just like a Torah scroll
 True
 False

 

Question 2. Which of these is NOT a part of the lulav?
 Hadas
 Etrog
 Arava
 Levanon

 

Question 3. What’s inside a mezuzah?
 A tiny Torah
 A cedar tree seed
 A scroll of parchment
 A small prayer shawl

 

Question 4. How many candles are lit on the last day of Hanukkah?
 five
 six
 eight
 nine

 

Question 5. What are the tefillin sewn together with?
 The sinews of an animal
 Strong plastic chords
 Linen
 Flax string

 

Question 6. What is carried around the synagogue during the Simhat Torah festivities?
 The Torah
 Siddurim
 New Babies
 The lulav

 

Question 7. On what holiday does one traditionally spin a dreidel?
 Purim
 Passover
 Hanukkah
 Tu Bishvat

 

Question 8. Which of the following is used in bedikat hametz?
 Feather
 Spices
 Matzah
 Siddur

 

Question 9. The greenery used for the roof of a sukkah is called
 Skhakh
 Gag
 Degel
 Orlah

 

Question 10. 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