Lt. Joshua Sherwin, a Navy chaplain, at Yom Kippur services. (Gino A. Flores/U.S. Navy)

Yom Kippur Quiz

How much do you know about the Day of Atonement?

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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Question 1 of 10
During the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur it is customary to do an accounting of one's life. The Hebrew phrase for this is
Question 2 of 10
What is the Talmudic tractate that discusses Yom Kippur called?
Question 3 of 10
The explicit connection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is first made in
Question 4 of 10
When reciting the lists of sin, called the Viddui, it is customary for people to
Question 5 of 10
Which act signals the end of Yom Kippur?
Question 6 of 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
Question 7 of 10
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?
Question 8 of 10
According to Jewish law, who may choose not to fast on Yom Kippur?
Question 9 of 10
The Avodah service describes
Question 10 of 10
Traditionally, many people dress in white or light colors on Yom Kippur. Why?

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