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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. On Shabbat, one should light exactly two candles—no more and no less.


Question 2. 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 3. What is the name of the reading from one of the Bible's prophetic books that is read after the Torah on Shabbat?


Question 4. All the details of Shabbat observance and work prohibitions can be found in the Torah.


Question 5. True or False: The story of creation contains a commandment for humans to observe a sabbath.


Question 6. The blessing over the candles is the exact same for Shabbat as it is for all other holidays.


Question 7. Where are the weekly haftarah selections taken from?
 The Babylonian Talmud
 The biblical books of the Prophets
 The Torah
 The Zohar