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. On Simchat Torah it is customary to eat foods that are
Question 2. 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
Question 3. True or false: In traditional synagogues, Simchat Torah is the only time that the Torah is read at night.
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 Shemini Atzeret, people
Should say the "leshev basukkah" blessing when eating in a sukkah
Must eat all their meals in a sukkah
May make kiddish in a sukkah
Must take down their sukkah
Question 7. On Simchat Torah the torah reading includes
The story of creation
The story of Noah and the flood
The story of Abraham smashing the idols
The Ten Commandments
Question 8. What title is given to the last person to receive an aliyah from the end of the Torah on Simchat Torah?
Hatan Torah/Kallat HaTorah
Hatan Bereshit/Kallat Bereshit
Question 9. 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 10. Which of the following prayers are said on Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah?