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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. How many sentences are in the Jewish version of the Ten Commandments


Question 2. The word "Shavuot" means


Question 3. What type of decoration is traditionally found in the home and/or synagogue during Shavuot?
 A lulav and etrog


Question 4. Sephardic Jews often read a version of this on Shavuot
 Pirkei Avot


Question 5. What city is traditional for some to make a pilgrimage to on Lag Ba'Omer?
 The nearest large metropolis.
 Tel Aviv


Question 6. The late night Shavuot study session is known as
 Tikkun Olam
 Tikkun Leil Shavuot
 Olam Haba
 Laila Boker


Question 7. Which service(s) are recited on Shavuot?
 Hallel (psalms of praise)
 Yizkor (memorial service)
 Tal (prayer for rain)
 Al Hanisim (prayer concerning miracles)
 Both A & B