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. 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 2. 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 3. Which ceremony marks Shabbat's departure?
Question 4. What is the name of the reading from one of the Bible's prophetic books that is read after the Torah on Shabbat?
Question 5. What does chillul Shabbat refer to?
The shabbat nap
One who observes the Sabbath
Violation of the Shabbat
A communal Shabbat meal
Question 6. Which Torah service on Shabbat offers a taste of the next week's Torah portion?
Question 7. Where are the weekly haftarah selections taken from?
The Babylonian Talmud
The biblical books of the Prophets