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. Along with the basic prohibitions, rabbinical authorities enacted a set of secondary restrictions for Shabbat know as:
Question 3. On Shabbat, one should light exactly two candles—no more and no less.
Question 4. The blessing for male children invokes the biblical characters of
Abraham and Jacob
Moses and Aaron
Joshua and Caleb
Ephraim and Menashe
Sarah and Rachel
Question 5. 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 6. Which of these is not an element of the Shabbat candle lighting ritual?
Washing hands for purity before lighting
The actual lighting of the candles
Drawing one’s hands around the candles and toward one’s face
Covering one’s eyes with one’s hands
Saying the blessing
Question 7. What is the proper order of the blessings in the Havdalah ceremony?
Spices, Candle, Wine
Wine, Spices, Candle
Candle, Wine, Challah
Spices, Wine, Candle
Matzah, Wine, Karpas