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. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah come at the end of which holiday?
Question 2. True or false: In traditional synagogues, Simchat Torah is the only time that the Torah is read at night.
Question 3. Which of the following prayers are said on Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah?
Question 4. 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 5. The origin of Simchat Torah can be found in
Communities outside Israel after the 9th century
Question 6. 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 7. It is a custom for how many people to be honored with an aliyah on Simchat Torah?
All the children in the congregation
All those who got married in the previous year
All those who had a bar/bat mitzvah in the previous year
The whole congregation
Question 8. The commandment to observe the Eighth Day of Assembly, Shemini Atzeret, comes from
The Mishneh Torah
Question 9. On Simchat Torah it is customary to eat foods that are
Question 10. How many circles or circuits around the room are done in a Simchat Torah celebration?