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. According to the Talmud, on which day of Creation does Rosh Hashanah occur?

The first day. The sixth day. The seventh day. We do not know.

Qustion 2. Where is the tem "Rosh Hashanah" referenced by name in the Bible?

At the beginning of Creation. In the Book of Ezekiel. When Moses writes down the Torah. In the instructions for sacrifices. It isn't.

Qustion 3. 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 4. Which part of the Torah is read on Rosh Hashanah?

The first Rosh Hashanah service in the desert. The Israelites fleeing from Egypt. The relationship between Abraham and Isaac. The creation of the World.

Qustion 5. Which came first chronologically, the commandment to observe Rosh Hashanah or the commandment to observe Rosh Chodesh?

Rosh Chodesh. Rosh Hashanah. Both commandments appear in the Torah simultaneously.

Qustion 6. Because Reform Jews do not recite the musaf service, when do Reform congregations blow the shofar?

Only on Yom Kippur. The shofar is not sounded. After every mention of God's name. During the Rosh Hashanah morning service. None of the above.

Qustion 7. In which Torah passage is the shofar alluded to?

When God remembers Sarah and she becomes pregnant with Isaac The binding of Isaac When Isaac meets Rebecca When Isaac’s two sons are born, Jacob and Esav

Qustion 8. The blast of the shofar called the tekiah consists of:

A single, long blast Three shorter blasts Nine staccato blasts An extra long, single blast

Qustion 9. What special type of challah(s) is traditionally eaten during Rosh Hashanah?

Two challahs that are identical in length, one for each day Challah with chocolate chips, to symbolize the sweetness of life Round challah, to symbolize the eternal cycle of life A challah in the shape of a book, to symbolize God’s books of life and death

Qustion 10. In the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, special petitionary prayers are added to services. What are they called?

Selihot Hallel Kol Nidre Al Hanisim
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