Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Quiz

How much do you know about these final holidays of the High Holiday season?

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 10
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.
Question 2 of 10
Outside Israel, when are Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah observed?
Question 3 of 10
Where is the haftarah for Simchat Torah chanted from?
Question 4 of 10
What do the circles around the synagogue on Simchat Torah represent, according to kabbalist tradition?
Question 5 of 10
On Simchat Torah the torah reading includes
Question 6 of 10
The origin of Simchat Torah can be found in
Question 7 of 10
True or false: In traditional synagogues, Simchat Torah is the only time that the Torah is read at night.
Question 8 of 10
The commandment to observe the Eighth Day of Assembly, Shemini Atzeret, comes from
Question 9 of 10
What do some scholars believe Shemini Atzeret was devoted to in Temple times?
Question 10 of 10
What is the name of the prayer recited before the dancing begins on Simchat Torah?

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