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 does Havdalah literally mean?
Question 2. 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 3. When does the first special Shabbat of the Jewish year occur?
On Tu Bishvat
Between Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Between Yom Kippur and Sukkot
Question 4. True or False: Shabbat services are generally longer than weekday services.
Question 5. On Shabbat, one should light exactly two candles—no more and no less.
Question 6. Which important Jewish writer wrote, "More than the Jewish people has preserved the Shabbat, the Shabbat has preserved the Jewish people."
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 7. 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