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Shabbat Quiz

Though 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. "Come my friend, let us greet the Shabbat bride!" is the chorus of what Shabbat prayer?
 Hallel
 Song of the Sea
 Anim Zemirot
 Lekha Dodi

 

Question 2. One of the key values connected to the celebration of Shabbat is that of menuha, which means what?
 Rest
 Eating good food
 Learning
 Spending time with loved ones

 

Question 3. What are zemirot?
 Songs to be sung at Shabbat meals
 The term for the three Shabbat blessings over wine, bread, and candles
 Special kippot worn on Shabbat
 Snacks customarily served after Shabbat services on Friday night

 

Question 4. 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 5. True or False: Shabbat services are generally longer than weekday services.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. Melaveh Malkah is
 The fifth service on Shabbat
 A prayer said during Friday night services
 The meal eaten after Havdalah
 A special bread eaten on Shabbat
 The Torah portion read each week on Shabbat

 

Question 7. The blessing over the candles is the exact same for Shabbat as it is for all other holidays.
 True
 False