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?

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Qustion 1. One of the key values connected to the celebration of Shabbat is that of menuha, which means what?

Rest Eating good food Learning Spending time with loved ones

Qustion 2. What song is traditionally sung at the start of Friday night dinner?

Lekha Dodi Shalom Aleichem Adon Olam Eliyahu Hanavi

Qustion 3. What is the meaning of the word Kiddush?

Wine Gratification Sanctification Blessing

Qustion 4. Which ceremony marks Shabbat's departure?

Musaf Maariv Havdalah Hallel

Qustion 5. Along with the basic prohibitions, rabbinical authorities enacted a set of secondary restrictions for Shabbat know as:

Melakhah Shevut Muktesh Halakhah

Qustion 6. Muktseh can be described as

Objects whose normal use entails an activity forbidden on Shabbat The addition of liturgy for Shabbat services The commandment in Exodus to observe Shabbat Setting aside family time on Shabbat The process of cooking before Shabbat

Qustion 7. An eruv helps people deal with the Shabbat prohibition of

Cooking Cleaning Carrying Plowing Lighting a fire

Qustion 8. Which important Jewish writer wrote, "More than the Jewish people has preserved the Shabbat, the Shabbat has preserved the Jewish people."

Abraham Joshua Heschel Shalom Aleichem Yehuda Halevi Ahad Ha-Am

Qustion 9. True or False: Shabbat services are generally longer than weekday services.

True False

Qustion 10. Traditionally, how many stars should appear in the sky to signify the end of Shabbat?

One It doesn’t matter, as long as the North Star appears Two Three
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