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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. What custom, often held on Erev Yom Kippur, is meant to atone for one's personal sins?

Tzedakah Kittel Kaparot Viddui

Qustion 2. The Kol Nidre service was developed to

Ease people's guilt over not carrying out all the vows and promises they made Enable forced converts to return and pray with the Jewish community Center the observance of the holiday within the Jewish community Emphasize sin and repentance as a theme of the day

Qustion 3. According to Jewish law, who may choose not to fast on Yom Kippur?

An ill person A nursing mother A child between the ages of 9-12 All of the above

Qustion 4. 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 5. The explicit connection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is first made in

The Torah The Talmud The Mahzor The Tosefta The Megillah

Qustion 6. According to Jewish law, at what age is a child is commanded to fast?

12 for boys, 13 for girls 13 for both boys and girls 12 for both boys and girls 12 for girls, 13 for boys

Qustion 7. Which act signals the end of Yom Kippur?

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

Qustion 8. On Yom Kippur, we read a long medieval poem that describes in painfully gruesome detail the deaths of famous rabbis during ancient Roman persecutions. What is it called?

Avodah Shaharit Kaparot Martyrology

Qustion 9. The service that ends Yom Kippur is called

Musaf Viddui Neilah Yizkor

Qustion 10. 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
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