Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Quiz


At the end of Sukkot, we celebrate the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle. How much do you know about Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah?

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Qustion 1. Outside Israel, when are Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah observed?

On the same day With three days in between them On two consecutive days One week after Sukkot ends

Qustion 2. Which of the following prayers are said on Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah?

Bedikat Hametz Havdalah Yizkor Al HaNisim

Qustion 3. True or false: In traditional synagogues, Simchat Torah is the only time that the Torah is read at night.

True False

Qustion 4. True or False: On Simchat Torah we circle the synagogue with the Torahs and our lulav and etrogs.

True False

Qustion 5. What title is given to the person honored with the first aliyah of Genesis on Simchat Torah?

Hatan Torah/Kallat HaTorah Hatan Bereshit/Kallat Bereshit The Kallah The Hazzan

Qustion 6. On Simchat Torah children

Are given an aliyah Wave flags Dance with the Torah All of the above

Qustion 7. What do the circles around the synagogue on Simchat Torah represent, according to kabbalist tradition?

The seven days of Sukkot The seven sephirot (emanations of God) The seven days of the week A & B B & C

Qustion 8. What is Vezot HaBerakhah?

The end of Deuteronomy The beginning of the Torah The blessing said over the Torah after it is finished The blessing said over the Torah before the first aliyah

Qustion 9. On Simchat Torah, what are the circles made while holding the Torah and dancing around the synagogue called?

Hoshanot Bedekin Neilah Hakafot

Qustion 10. Where is the haftarah for Simchat Torah chanted from?

The Book of Joshua The Book of Daniel The Book of Ezra The Book of Esther
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