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

True False

Qustion 2. Which of these is not an element of the Shabbat candle lighting ritual?

Washing hands for purity before lighting The actual lighting of the candles Drawing one’s hands around the candles and toward one’s face Covering one’s eyes with one’s hands Saying the blessing

Qustion 3. What is the proper order of the blessings in the Havdalah ceremony?

Spices, Candle, Wine Wine, Spices, Candle Candle, Wine, Challah Spices, Wine, Candle Matzah, Wine, Karpas

Qustion 4. True or False: Shabbat services are generally longer than weekday services.

True False

Qustion 5. Who wrote the hymn Lekhah Dodi?

Solomon Ibn Gabirol Solomon ben Moses Halevi Solomon Alkabetz Yehuda Amichai

Qustion 6. 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 7. What does chillul Shabbat refer to?

The shabbat nap One who observes the Sabbath Violation of the Shabbat A communal Shabbat meal

Qustion 8. "Come my friend, let us greet the Shabbat bride!" is the chorus of what Shabbat prayer?

Hallel Song of the Sea Anim Zemirot Lekha Dodi

Qustion 9. True or False: The story of creation contains a commandment for humans to observe a sabbath.

True False

Qustion 10. It is customary to give tzedakah or money to charity

At Saturday morning services Before the beginning of each Shabbat During Havdalah Before Shabbat once a year On Shabbat Tzedakah
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