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 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 2. How did the rabbis in the Talmud interpret Leviticus 23:36, “The eighth day you shall observe a sacred occasion (atzeret) and bring an offering by fire to the Lord”?

God finds it difficult to part with the Jews who have been so actively involved in seven days of celebration God asks the Jews to “tarry” a little longer and continue to celebrate This holiday is a celebration of the close relationship between God and the people of Israel All of the above

Qustion 3. How many circles or circuits around the room are done in a Simchat Torah celebration?

5 7 9 13

Qustion 4. The Prayer for Rain recited on Shemini Atzeret is parallel to

The Prayer for Dew recited on Passover The Prayer for Heat Recited on Shavuot The Prayer for Food recited every Rosh Chodesh Kol Nidrei

Qustion 5. True or false: Shemini Atzeret is a one-day festival in traditional Diaspora communities and a two-day holiday in Israel and in many liberal Diaspora communities.

True False

Qustion 6. 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 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. 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 9. On Simchat Torah children

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

Qustion 10. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah come at the end of which holiday?

Yom Kippur Sukkot Rosh Hashanah Tu Bishvat
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