Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah QuizAt 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. What does Simchat Torah mean?
Rejoicing in Torah
The Day We Received the Torah
Beginning the Torah Again
The End of the Torah
Question 2. On Simchat Torah, what are the circles made while holding the Torah and dancing around the synagogue called?
Question 3. Where is the haftarah for Simchat Torah chanted from?
The Book of Joshua
The Book of Daniel
The Book of Ezra
The Book of Esther
Question 4. Simchat Torah is traditionally what type of holiday?
A holiday filled with joy, laughter, and celebration
A holiday in which is it most important to repent for sins
A holiday for blotting out the sound of the names of those who tried to destroy the Jews
A holiday for celebrating Jewish continuity and the creation of the State of Israel
Question 5. Which of the following prayers are said on Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah?
Question 6. On Simchat Torah children
Are given an aliyah
Dance with the Torah
All of the above
Question 7. On Simchat Torah it is customary to eat foods that are
Question 8. What is the name of the prayer recited before the dancing begins on Simchat Torah?
Question 9. True or false: In traditional synagogues, Simchat Torah is the only time that the Torah is read at night.
Question 10. The Prayer for Rain recited on Shemini Atzeret is parallel to
The Prayer for Dew recited on Passover
The Prayer for Heat Recited on Shavuot
The Prayer for Food recited every Rosh Chodesh