Shabbat QuizThough many activities are forbidden on Shabbat--from writing to playing instruments--Shabbat is seen as a great gift from God to the Jewish people, and is celebrated with special songs, meals, and prayers. How much do you know about Shabbat?
Question 1. What song is traditionally sung at the start of Friday night dinner?
Question 2. Who wrote the hymn Lekhah Dodi?
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Solomon ben Moses Halevi
Question 3. What is seudah shelishit?
The third meal on Shabbat
An exception made to a Shabbat prohibition
The final prayer that ends the Havdalah service
One who observes all Sabbath laws faithfully
Question 4. Which of the following is NOT one of the 10 things the Zohar explains the head of the household must accomplish at the Shabbat table?
Welcome poor guests to the table
Eat three festive meals
Put two loaves of bread on the table
Drink four cups of wine
None of the above
Question 5. How long does Shabbat last?
24 hours and 30 minutes
Question 6. Which of these is not an element of the Shabbat candle lighting ritual?
Washing hands for purity before lighting
The actual lighting of the candles
Drawing one’s hands around the candles and toward one’s face
Covering one’s eyes with one’s hands
Saying the blessing
Question 7. The blessing over the candles is the exact same for Shabbat as it is for all other holidays.