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

Hoshanot Bedekin Neilah Hakafot

Qustion 2. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah come at the end of which holiday?

Yom Kippur Sukkot Rosh Hashanah Tu Bishvat

Qustion 3. Simchat Torah is traditionally what type of holiday?

A holiday filled with joy, laughter, and celebration A holiday in which is it most important to repent for sins A holiday for blotting out the sound of the names of those who tried to destroy the Jews A holiday for celebrating Jewish continuity and the creation of the State of Israel

Qustion 4. On Shemini Atzeret a short prayer for rain is inserted into the second blessing of the Amidah. This prayer for rain continues to be recited in the Amidah until when?

Passover Hanukkah The first day of Spring After Simchat Torah

Qustion 5. What is the name of the prayer recited before the dancing begins on Simchat Torah?

Akdamut Hoshana Atta Horeita Dayenu

Qustion 6. Which of the following prayers are said on Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah?

Bedikat Hametz Havdalah Yizkor Al HaNisim

Qustion 7. In recent times, how have synagogues made Simchat Torah a very "child-friendly" holiday?

Giving out candy to children Inviting all the children up for a group aliyah  Giving out flags to children All of the above

Qustion 8. 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 9. 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

Qustion 10. True or False: On Simchat Torah we circle the synagogue with the Torahs and our lulav and etrogs.

True False
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