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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. 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.


Question 2. Sephardic Jews often read a version of this on Shavuot
 Pirkei Avot


Question 3. Shavuot is also called Hag Habikkurim, which means
 Festival of first fruits
 Festival of harvest
 Festival of weeks
 Time of receiving the Torah
 Festival of assembly


Question 4. Shavuot celebrates
 The making of huts in the desert when the Jews wandered for 40 years
 The giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
 The escape of the Jews from Egypt
 The first grain harvest after the Jews arrived in the Holy Land


Question 5. 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 6. The tomb of Simeon bar Yohai, a noted figure connected to Lag B'Omer, is located in
 None of the above.


Question 7. What city is traditional for some to make a pilgrimage to on Lag Ba'Omer?
 The nearest large metropolis.
 Tel Aviv