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. What does Oneg Shabbat mean?

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

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 4. On Shabbat, one should light exactly two candles—no more and no less.

True False

Qustion 5. Which ceremony marks Shabbat's departure?

Musaf Maariv Havdalah Hallel

Qustion 6. True or False: Shabbat services are generally longer than weekday services.

True False

Qustion 7. 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 8. The rabbis in the Mishnah identified how many basic categories of labor that are forbidden on Shabbat?

52 25 7 39

Qustion 9. 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 10. Who wrote the hymn Lekhah Dodi?

Solomon Ibn Gabirol Solomon ben Moses Halevi Solomon Alkabetz Yehuda Amichai
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