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Shavuot Quiz

Shavuot began as a harvest festival, but it also commemorates the revelation at Sinai and the giving of the Torah. Traditions of the holiday include eating dairy, nighttime learning, and decorating houses and synagogues with plant life. How much do you know about this spring holiday?



Question 1. The late night Shavuot study session is known as
 Pesach
 Tikkun Olam
 Tikkun Leil Shavuot
 Olam Haba
 Laila Boker

 

Question 2. Which Talmudic sage is associated with the pilgrimage taken by many Jews on Lag Ba'Omer?
 Moses.
 Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai.
 Rabbi Akiva.
 Deborah the Judge.
 Hillel and Shammai.

 

Question 3. Some believe the Omer is a period of mourning for the students of
 Rabbi Akiba
 Hillel
 Shamai
 Martin Buber
 Judah the Prince

 

Question 4. When may the omer be counted each day?
 Starting at sunrise.
 Starting at nightfall.
 You may count on any day of Passover.
 It doesn't matter as long as you make up the count by Shavuot.

 

Question 5. Which of these is not a custom observed on Shavuot?
 Staying up all night to study Torah.
 Eating dairy products.
 Smelling fresh herbs.
 Decorating the synagogue with flowers.
 Reading the Ten Commandments.

 

Question 6. The word "Shavuot" means
 Days
 Months
 Years
 Weeks
 Dairy

 

Question 7. Which of these holidays occurs during the counting of the Omer?
 Jerusalem Day.
 Israeli Independence Day.
 Holocaust Remembrance Day.
 All of the above.
 None of the above.