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


Question 2. For how many days is the Omer counted?


Question 3. What did the Jews standing at Mount Sinai say to signal their acceptance of the Torah
 "We will do and we will listen"
 The Shema
 "Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who is good and causes good"
 "Blessed be the maker of creation"


Question 4. 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 5. How many sentences are in the Jewish version of the Ten Commandments


Question 6. This ceremony, marking completion of advanced years in religious school, is often held on Shavuot
 Bar Mitzvah


Question 7. The book of Exodus calls Shavuot
 Hag HaBikkurim
 Hol Hamoed
 Hag HaKatzir
 Hag Halav