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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 books are used in a regular Shabbat morning service?
 Siddur and Humash
 Siddur and Mahzor
 Mahzor and Humash
 Humash and Bentcher

 

Question 2. What is the name of the white garment worn by some on the High Holidays?
 Tefillin
 Kittel
 Parochet
 Ger

 

Question 3. Which of the following is NOT used on a typical Friday night?
 Challah cover
 Haggadah
 Candlesticks
 Kiddush Cup

 

Question 4. Which of the following is NOT a blast of the shofar?
 Tekiah
 Shamashim
 Shevarim
 Teruah

 

Question 5. What’s inside a mezuzah?
 A tiny Torah
 A cedar tree seed
 A scroll of parchment
 A small prayer shawl

 

Question 6. What are the tefillin sewn together with?
 The sinews of an animal
 Strong plastic chords
 Linen
 Flax string

 

Question 7. On what holiday do we pour a cup for Elijah?
 Shavuot
 Purim
 Tisha B'Av
 Passover (Pesach)

 

Question 8. What does one do with a lulav?
 Eat it in the sukkah
 Shake it
 Smell it before bed and upon awaking
 All of the above

 

Question 9. What goes inside a tzedakah box?
 Food
 Clothing
 Money
 Advice

 

Question 10. Which is NOT one of the objects on the seder place?
 Hamantaschen
 Haroset
 Bitter Herbs
 Shank Bone