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Shabbat Quiz

Though many activities are forbidden on Shabbat--from writing to playing instruments--Shabbat is seen as a great gift from God to the Jewish people, and is celebrated with special songs, meals, and prayers. How much do you know about Shabbat?

Question 1. Tisha B'av is preceded and followed by special Shabbatot known as:
 Hazon and Nahamu
 HaHodesh and Hagadol
 Shira and Shekalim
 Zakhor and Parah


Question 2. Which Torah service on Shabbat offers a taste of the next week's Torah portion?


Question 3. The blessing for male children invokes the biblical characters of
 Abraham and Jacob
 Moses and Aaron
 Joshua and Caleb
 Ephraim and Menashe
 Sarah and Rachel


Question 4. Where are the weekly haftarah selections taken from?
 The Babylonian Talmud
 The biblical books of the Prophets
 The Torah
 The Zohar


Question 5. What is the proper order of the blessings in the Havdalah ceremony?
 Spices, Candle, Wine
 Wine, Spices, Candle
 Candle, Wine, Challah
 Spices, Wine, Candle
 Matzah, Wine, Karpas


Question 6. What does Oneg Shabbat mean?
 The pleasure (or delight) of Shabbat
 Harmony in the home on Shabbat
 Shabbat has begun
 Good Shabbat


Question 7. The rabbis in the Mishnah identified how many basic categories of labor that are forbidden on Shabbat?