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. 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 2. On Simchat Torah it is customary to eat foods that are
Question 3. Outside Israel, when are Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah observed?
On the same day
With three days in between them
On two consecutive days
One week after Sukkot ends
Question 4. What is Vezot HaBerakhah?
The end of Deuteronomy
The beginning of the Torah
The blessing said over the Torah after it is finished
The blessing said over the Torah before the first aliyah
Question 5. On Simchat Torah, what are the circles made while holding the Torah and dancing around the synagogue called?
Question 6. On Simchat Torah children
Are given an aliyah
Dance with the Torah
All of the above
Question 7. What does Simchat Torah mean?
Rejoicing in Torah
The Day We Received the Torah
Beginning the Torah Again
The End of the Torah
Question 8. What title is given to the person honored with the first aliyah of Genesis on Simchat Torah?
Hatan Torah/Kallat HaTorah
Hatan Bereshit/Kallat Bereshit
Question 9. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah come at the end of which holiday?
Question 10. The commandment to observe the Eighth Day of Assembly, Shemini Atzeret, comes from
The Mishneh Torah