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. 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 2. 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 3. Which month directly precedes Rosh Hashanah?

Tishrei Elul Nisan Heshvan None of the above.

Qustion 4. 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 5. Rabbinic tradition gave Rosh Hashanah Jewish significance as the

Shabbat of the year, because Rosh Hashanah is in the seventh month of the year Day when the Jews would go to the Temple and sacrifice rams in honor of the shofar Day when the Jews arrived in Israel after wandering in the desert for 40 years Anniversary of the day on which the world was created

Qustion 6. 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

Qustion 7. The name of the month Elul, can be interpreted as an acronym for the Hebrew verse

"Mi Hamokha" or "Who is like you?" "Vayomer Moshe" or "And Moses said" "Shema Yisrael" or "Hear O Israel" "Ani L'dodi V'dodi Li" or "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine"

Qustion 8. 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.

Qustion 9. True or false: According to Jewish tradition, all creatures, human and animal, are judged on Rosh Hashanah.

True False

Qustion 10. What type of ritual have some Sephardic communities developed for Rosh Hashanah?

Dipping pomegranates in honey Finding new, exotic fruits that family members may not have tried before A seder, which revolves around the eating of symbolic foods and the recitation of prayers Eating leeks and onions, which are associated with the Exodus from Egypt
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