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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. Musaf is the additional service done in some synagogues that acts as a verbal replacement for what ancient custom?
 A dance to welcome the Shabbat bride
 An additional animal sacrifice offered each Shabbat
 Immersing in a mikveh, or ritual bath
 Fasting on Shabbat

 

Question 2. Along with the basic prohibitions, rabbinical authorities enacted a set of secondary restrictions for Shabbat know as:
 Melakhah
 Shevut
 Muktesh
 Halakhah

 

Question 3. What is the meaning of the word Kiddush?
 Wine
 Gratification
 Sanctification
 Blessing

 

Question 4. Melaveh Malkah is
 The fifth service on Shabbat
 A prayer said during Friday night services
 The meal eaten after Havdalah
 A special bread eaten on Shabbat
 The Torah portion read each week on Shabbat

 

Question 5. 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

 

Question 6. The rabbis in the Mishnah identified how many basic categories of labor that are forbidden on Shabbat?
 52
 25
 7
 39

 

Question 7. What does Havdalah literally mean?
 Separation
 Sunset
 Ending
 Fourth service