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

Melakhah Shevut Muktesh Halakhah

Qustion 2. 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 3. Tisha B'av is preceded and followed by special Shabbatot known as:

Hazon and Nahamu HaHodesh and Hagadol Shira and Shekalim Zakhor and Parah

Qustion 4. What is the name of the reading from one of the Bible's prophetic books that is read after the Torah on Shabbat?

Musaf Maftir Hatam Haftarah Ketuvim

Qustion 5. True or False: The story of creation contains a commandment for humans to observe a sabbath.

True False

Qustion 6. 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 7. What is the meaning of the word Kiddush?

Wine Gratification Sanctification Blessing

Qustion 8. 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 9. On Shabbat, one should light exactly two candles—no more and no less.

True False

Qustion 10. When does the first special Shabbat of the Jewish year occur?

On Tu Bishvat Between Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Between Yom Kippur and Sukkot
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