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

 

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

 

Question 3. What goes inside a tzedakah box?
 Food
 Clothing
 Money
 Advice

 

Question 4. True or False: A megillah scroll looks just like a Torah scroll
 True
 False

 

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

 

Question 6. How many wicks must a havdalah candle have?
 More than one
 At least three
 Four
 Seven

 

Question 7. What is the Hebrew word for phylactories?
 Tefillin
 Sheytl
 Etrog
 Nevi'im

 

Question 8. What is the name of the white garment worn by some on the High Holidays?
 Tefillin
 Kittel
 Parochet
 Ger

 

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

 

Question 10. For which holiday do people build a physical structure outside the home?
 Hanukkah
 Shavuot
 Tisha B'Av
 Sukkot