Shabbat QuizThough 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. "Come my friend, let us greet the Shabbat bride!" is the chorus of what Shabbat prayer?
Song of the Sea
Question 2. 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 3. Where are the weekly haftarah selections taken from?
The Babylonian Talmud
The biblical books of the Prophets
Question 4. Which important Jewish writer wrote, "More than the Jewish people has preserved the Shabbat, the Shabbat has preserved the Jewish people."
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 5. Which of the following is NOT one of the 10 things the Zohar explains the head of the household must accomplish at the Shabbat table?
Welcome poor guests to the table
Eat three festive meals
Put two loaves of bread on the table
Drink four cups of wine
None of the above
Question 6. What does chillul Shabbat refer to?
The shabbat nap
One who observes the Sabbath
Violation of the Shabbat
A communal Shabbat meal
Question 7. 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