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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?
 Hadas
 Shamash
 Shoresh
 Shalosh

 

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

 

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

 

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
 Bread
 Good deeds
 All of the above

 

Question 6. Which of the following is NOT a blast of the shofar?
 Tekiah
 Shamashim
 Shevarim
 Teruah

 

Question 7. How many candles are lit on the last day of Hanukkah?
 five
 six
 eight
 nine

 

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?
 Pushke
 Mezuzah
 Terumah
 Haggadah