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. Some believe the Omer is a period of mourning for the students of

Rabbi Akiba Hillel Shamai Martin Buber Judah the Prince

Qustion 2. What food(s) are very popular to eat on Shavuot?

Cheesecake Blintzes Burekas Kreplach All of the above

Qustion 3. By which name are the 49 steps of the Omer traditionally referred?

The Ladder of Righteousness. The Steps of Purity. The Steps of Ascension. The Journey of Faith. None of the above.

Qustion 4. This ceremony, marking completion of advanced years in religious school, is often held on Shavuot

Bar Mitzvah Confirmation Upsherin Renewal Conversion

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. Which book is read on Shavuot?

The Book of Ruth The Book of Esther Ecclesiastes Song of Songs The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

Qustion 8. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called

Anim Zemirot Avinu Malkeinu Akdamut Hoshanah Shavuot

Qustion 9. On the first day of Shavuot, this is read from the Torah

The story of creation The story of Sodom and Gomorrah The entire book of Leviticus The first line of every parashah The Ten Commandments

Qustion 10. The late night Shavuot study session is known as

Pesach Tikkun Olam Tikkun Leil Shavuot Olam Haba Laila Boker
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