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. 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 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. Where are the weekly haftarah selections taken from?

The Babylonian Talmud The biblical books of the Prophets The Torah The Zohar

Qustion 5. What is the meaning of the word Kiddush?

Wine Gratification Sanctification Blessing

Qustion 6. An eruv helps people deal with the Shabbat prohibition of

Cooking Cleaning Carrying Plowing Lighting a fire

Qustion 7. 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 8. What song is traditionally sung at the start of Friday night dinner?

Lekha Dodi Shalom Aleichem Adon Olam Eliyahu Hanavi

Qustion 9. Which Torah service on Shabbat offers a taste of the next week's Torah portion?

Shaharit Minhah Maariv Havdalah

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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