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

True False

Qustion 2. The blessing over the candles is the exact same for Shabbat as it is for all other holidays.

True False

Qustion 3. 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 4. What does Oneg Shabbat mean?

The pleasure (or delight) of Shabbat Harmony in the home on Shabbat Shabbat has begun Good Shabbat

Qustion 5. All the details of Shabbat observance and work prohibitions can be found in the Torah.

True False

Qustion 6. 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 7. What are zemirot?

Songs to be sung at Shabbat meals The term for the three Shabbat blessings over wine, bread, and candles Special kippot worn on Shabbat Snacks customarily served after Shabbat services on Friday night

Qustion 8. 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 9. The rabbis in the Mishnah identified how many basic categories of labor that are forbidden on Shabbat?

52 25 7 39

Qustion 10. Who wrote the hymn Lekhah Dodi?

Solomon Ibn Gabirol Solomon ben Moses Halevi Solomon Alkabetz Yehuda Amichai
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