Shavuot QuizShavuot 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
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Question 2. Which Talmudic sage is associated with the pilgrimage taken by many Jews on Lag Ba'Omer?
Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai.
Deborah the Judge.
Hillel and Shammai.
Question 3. Some believe the Omer is a period of mourning for the students of
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
Question 7. Which of these holidays occurs during the counting of the Omer?
Israeli Independence Day.
Holocaust Remembrance Day.
All of the above.
None of the above.