Rosh Hashanah Quiz

Rosh Hashanah is a time when Jews reflect on their actions and try to make amends with each other and God, and it is also the Jewish New Year. How much do you know about Rosh Hashanah?

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Qustion 1. Which is true of the tashlikh service?

Its purpose is to cast off ("tashlikh") one's sins. It may be done in a body of water containing fish. Throwing bread in the water is not required. All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 2. The Rosh Hashanah holiday celebration begins with

The lighting of the candles Blowing the shofar The appearance of the first star in the sky The blessing over the challah

Qustion 3. Which is NOT another name for Rosh Hashanah?

Yom Hadin (day of judgment) Festival of First Fruits Yom Teruah (the day of sounding of the Shofar) Jewish New Year

Qustion 4. The season of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are often called

The High Holidays The Very Serious Holidays The Pilgrimage Holidays The Seasonal Holidays

Qustion 5. What did Ezra the Scribe do after he assembled the Israelites on the first day of Tishrei?

He blessed them. He cursed them. He read the Torah aloud to them. He gave them instructions on how to blow the shofar.

Qustion 6. What is the last month of the Hebrew year?

Tishrei Elul Shevat Nisan Lipez

Qustion 7. Which is NOT a reason pomegranates are popular during Rosh Hashanah?

It is a newly ripened fruit of the season It is mentioned as being one of the native fruits to the land of Israel Some people claim there are 613 seeds in each fruit, which corresponds to the number of commandments in the Torah They are red and pink, colors that represent life in Judaism

Qustion 8. The ceremony during which individuals symbolically cast away their personal sins by throwing breadcrumbs into a flowing body of water is called

Yizkor Kiddush Havdalah Tashlikh

Qustion 9. The only reference in the Bible to a "Rosh Hashanah" appears in the sixth century BCE book of Ezekiel in a context that refers not to a specific holiday, but to a season of the year.

True False

Qustion 10. What is the earliest source of sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah?

The Torah. The Mishnah. The Gemara. The medieval rabbis. It is left up to the rabbi of each congregation.
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