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. The rabbis in the Mishnah identified how many basic categories of labor that are forbidden on Shabbat?
Question 2. Musaf is the additional service done in some synagogues that acts as a verbal replacement for what ancient custom?
A dance to welcome the Shabbat bride
An additional animal sacrifice offered each Shabbat
Immersing in a mikveh, or ritual bath
Fasting on Shabbat
Question 3. Muktseh can be described as
Objects whose normal use entails an activity forbidden on Shabbat
The addition of liturgy for Shabbat services
The commandment in Exodus to observe Shabbat
Setting aside family time on Shabbat
The process of cooking before Shabbat
Question 4. Which of these is not an element of the Shabbat candle lighting ritual?
Washing hands for purity before lighting
The actual lighting of the candles
Drawing one’s hands around the candles and toward one’s face
Covering one’s eyes with one’s hands
Saying the blessing
Question 5. True or False: All of the Shabbat prayers for Friday night are from the Book of Deuteronomy.
Question 6. What is the blessing over the challah called?
Lehadlik ner shel Shabbat
Question 7. Melaveh Malkah is
The fifth service on Shabbat
A prayer said during Friday night services
The meal eaten after Havdalah
A special bread eaten on Shabbat
The Torah portion read each week on Shabbat