Shavuot Quiz

Shavuot began as a harvest festival, but it also commemorates the revelation at Sinai and the giving of the Torah. Traditions of the holiday include eating dairy, nighttime learning, and decorating houses and synagogues with plant life.
How much do you know about this spring holiday?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. The ritual of upsheren, associated with Lag Ba'Omer, involves:

The public reading of the Ten Commandments. The naming of a child. A boy's first haircut. Dedicating a Torah.

Qustion 2. Which introductory hymn to the Ten Commandments is only recited on Shavuot?

Ain Kamocha. Akdamut. The piyyutim. Let My People Go. None of the above.

Qustion 3. Sephardic Jews often read a version of this on Shavuot

Mahzor Megillah Get Ketubah Pirkei Avot

Qustion 4. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called

Anim Zemirot Avinu Malkeinu Akdamut Hoshanah Shavuot

Qustion 5. Which is NOT a reason that we eat dairy products on Shavuot?

To symbolize the "land flowing with milk and honey" After the Israelites received the Torah, they could no longer eat the meat they had prepared, and thus ate only dairy Kabbalists equate the numerical value of the word halav (milk), 40 , with the number of days Moses spent on Mount Sinai At Sinai, the Israelites were considered to be as innocent as newborns, whose main food is milk The Torah says that meat is forbidden to be eaten on the first day of Shavuot

Qustion 6. This ceremony, marking completion of advanced years in religious school, is often held on Shavuot

Bar Mitzvah Confirmation Upsherin Renewal Conversion

Qustion 7. Shavuot celebrates

The making of huts in the desert when the Jews wandered for 40 years The giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai The escape of the Jews from Egypt The first grain harvest after the Jews arrived in the Holy Land

Qustion 8. Shavuot takes place how many days after the first Passover seder

49 50 7 13 89

Qustion 9. What food(s) are very popular to eat on Shavuot?

Cheesecake Blintzes Burekas Kreplach All of the above

Qustion 10. The book of Exodus calls Shavuot

Hag HaBikkurim Hanukkah Hol Hamoed Hag HaKatzir Hag Halav
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