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: In traditional synagogues, Simchat Torah is the only time that the Torah is read at night.
Question 2 of 10
It is a custom for how many people to be honored with an aliyah on Simchat Torah?
Question 3 of 10
What is Vezot HaBerakhah?
Question 4 of 10
The Prayer for Rain recited on Shemini Atzeret is parallel to
Question 5 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 6 of 10
On Shemini Atzeret, people
Question 7 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 8 of 10
What does Simchat Torah mean?
Question 9 of 10
What do the circles around the synagogue on Simchat Torah represent, according to kabbalist tradition?
Question 10 of 10
On Simchat Torah children

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