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
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”?
Question 2 of 10
Where is the haftarah for Simchat Torah chanted from?
Question 3 of 10
On Simchat Torah it is customary to eat foods that are
Question 4 of 10
What is Vezot HaBerakhah?
Question 5 of 10
How many circles or circuits around the room are done in a Simchat Torah celebration?
Question 6 of 10
True or false: In traditional synagogues, Simchat Torah is the only time that the Torah is read at night.
Question 7 of 10
Outside Israel, when are Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah observed?
Question 8 of 10
The commandment to observe the Eighth Day of Assembly, Shemini Atzeret, comes from
Question 9 of 10
What title is given to the last person to receive an aliyah from the end of the Torah on Simchat Torah?
Question 10 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.

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