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 of :

Qustion 1. How long does Shabbat last?

24 hours 25 hours 26 hours 24 hours and 30 minutes

Qustion 2. 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

Qustion 3. What does Havdalah literally mean?

Separation Sunset Ending Fourth service

Qustion 4. According to traditional observance, which of these acts is halakhically permissible on Shabbat?

Applying makeup Switching off an electric light Making a bouquet of flowers Taking a walk

Qustion 5. Which of the following is NOT one of the 10 things the Zohar explains the head of the household must accomplish at the Shabbat table?

Welcome poor guests to the table Eat three festive meals Put two loaves of bread on the table Drink four cups of wine None of the above

Qustion 6. True or False: All of the Shabbat prayers for Friday night are from the Book of Deuteronomy.

True False

Qustion 7. What is the meaning of the word Kiddush?

Wine Gratification Sanctification Blessing

Qustion 8. What song is traditionally sung at the start of Friday night dinner?

Lekha Dodi Shalom Aleichem Adon Olam Eliyahu Hanavi

Qustion 9. What is seudah shelishit?

The third meal on Shabbat An exception made to a Shabbat prohibition The final prayer that ends the Havdalah service One who observes all Sabbath laws faithfully

Qustion 10. An eruv helps people deal with the Shabbat prohibition of

Cooking Cleaning Carrying Plowing Lighting a fire
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