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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?
 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?
 Eating good food
 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.


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.