Yom Kippur Quiz


A day of fasting, prayer, and introspection, Yom Kippur is often considered the holiest day of the Jewish year. How much do you know about Yom Kippur?

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Qustion 1. Traditionally, many people dress in white or light colors on Yom Kippur. Why?

Because being in synagogue all day causes people to get hot and sweaty To symbolize personal purity To symbolize the compensation of sins To symbolize heaven, in the hopes that God will put them in the Book of Life

Qustion 2. On Yom Kippur some people wear a special garment called a

Tichel Kittel Fabrengen Yarmulke katan

Qustion 3. A famous story in the Talmud records a conversation between Rabbi Joshua and Rabbi Yohanan. When Rabbi Joshua decries the lack of the Yom Kippur sacrifice in the post-Temple word, Rabbi Yohana replies that we still have another effective method of atonement. What does he say that method is?

Giving charity to the needy Fasting Wearing white Acts of loving-kindness

Qustion 4. During the Temple period, on Yom Kippur two goats were selected on Yom Kippur. One was sacrificed for Israel's sins. The other was sent to

Eleazar ben Azariah Azazel Beelzebub The Valley of Dry Bones

Qustion 5. The meal before the Yom Kippur fast is called

Seudat ha makom Seudat havra'ah Seudat hamafseket Seudat mitzvah

Qustion 6. Before Yom Kippur begins every Jew is urged to repent by

Apologizing to himself for his wrongful ways Apologizing to any others he may have harmed during the year Making a list of his sins and burning it Telling a trusted friend all of his wrongdoings over the past year

Qustion 7. Immediately after Yom Kippur it is traditional to

Drink apple juice to symbolize a sweet year to come Eat a bagel to symbolize the circle of life Begin building a sukkah Gossip about the outfits other people were wearing in synagogue

Qustion 8. When is a tallit (prayer shawl) worn in the synagogue on Yom Kippur?

Only during the Torah service For Shaharit and Minha, but not Maariv Only during Kol Nidre At all times

Qustion 9. According to the rabbis, Yom Kippur is the anniversary of the day that

The great flood began Joseph was sent to prison in Egypt Moses came down from Sinai with the Ten Commandments Abraham circumcised himself

Qustion 10. Which act signals the end of Yom Kippur?

Tekiah gedolah, a great blast of the Shofar The morning prayers The breakfast meal Havdallah
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