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. 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
Question 3. All the details of Shabbat observance and work prohibitions can be found in the Torah.
Question 4. What is the meaning of the word Kiddush?
Question 5. It is customary to give tzedakah or money to charity
At Saturday morning services
Before the beginning of each Shabbat
Before Shabbat once a year
On Shabbat Tzedakah
Question 6. Traditionally, how many stars should appear in the sky to signify the end of Shabbat?
It doesn’t matter, as long as the North Star appears
Question 7. 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