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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. The origin of Simchat Torah can be found in

The Torah The Mishnah The Kabbalah Communities outside Israel after the 9th century

Qustion 2. 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 3. On Simchat Torah, what are the circles made while holding the Torah and dancing around the synagogue called?

Hoshanot Bedekin Neilah Hakafot

Qustion 4. True or false: In traditional synagogues, Simchat Torah is the only time that the Torah is read at night.

True False

Qustion 5. What title is given to the last person to receive an aliyah from the end of the Torah on Simchat Torah?

Hatan Torah/Kallat HaTorah Kol ha-ne'arim Hakafah Hatan Bereshit/Kallat Bereshit

Qustion 6. 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 7. How many circles or circuits around the room are done in a Simchat Torah celebration?

5 7 9 13

Qustion 8. On Shemini Atzeret, people

Should say the "leshev basukkah" blessing when eating in a sukkah Must eat all their meals in a sukkah May make kiddish in a sukkah Must take down their sukkah

Qustion 9. It is a custom for how many people to be honored with an aliyah on Simchat Torah?

All the children in the congregation All those who got married in the previous year All those who had a bar/bat mitzvah in the previous year The whole congregation

Qustion 10. On Simchat Torah it is customary to eat foods that are

Scopped Rolled Dipped Raw
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