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. An eruv helps people deal with the Shabbat prohibition of

Cooking Cleaning Carrying Plowing Lighting a fire

Qustion 2. How long does Shabbat last?

24 hours 25 hours 26 hours 24 hours and 30 minutes

Qustion 3. 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 4. 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 5. True or False: The story of creation contains a commandment for humans to observe a sabbath.

True False

Qustion 6. 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

Qustion 7. Melaveh Malkah is

The fifth service on Shabbat A prayer said during Friday night services The meal eaten after Havdalah A special bread eaten on Shabbat The Torah portion read each week on Shabbat

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

True False

Qustion 10. Which Torah service on Shabbat offers a taste of the next week's Torah portion?

Shaharit Minhah Maariv Havdalah
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