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

True False

Qustion 4. The blessing for male children invokes the biblical characters of

Abraham and Jacob Moses and Aaron Joshua and Caleb Ephraim and Menashe Sarah and Rachel

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

Wine Gratification Sanctification Blessing

Qustion 6. Who wrote the hymn Lekhah Dodi?

Solomon Ibn Gabirol Solomon ben Moses Halevi Solomon Alkabetz Yehuda Amichai

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

Lekha Dodi Shalom Aleichem Adon Olam Eliyahu Hanavi

Qustion 8. True or False: All of the Shabbat prayers for Friday night are from the Book of Deuteronomy.

True False

Qustion 9. Musaf is the additional service done in some synagogues that acts as a verbal replacement for what ancient custom?

A dance to welcome the Shabbat bride An additional animal sacrifice offered each Shabbat Immersing in a mikveh, or ritual bath Fasting on Shabbat

Qustion 10. 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
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