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. Where are the weekly haftarah selections taken from?
The Babylonian Talmud
The biblical books of the Prophets
Question 2. True or False: The story of creation contains a commandment for humans to observe a sabbath.
Question 3. How long does Shabbat last?
24 hours and 30 minutes
Question 4. The rabbis in the Mishnah identified how many basic categories of labor that are forbidden on Shabbat?
Question 5. Who wrote the hymn Lekhah Dodi?
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Solomon ben Moses Halevi
Question 6. What song is traditionally sung at the start of Friday night dinner?
Question 7. Traditionally, when are meals for Shabbat prepared?
Before Shabbat so that one does not break Shabbat by cooking
After lighting the Shabbat candles
The meals for Saturday are prepared after dinner on Friday night