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. What is the name of the reading from one of the Bible's prophetic books that is read after the Torah on Shabbat?
Question 2. 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 3. All the details of Shabbat observance and work prohibitions can be found in the Torah.
Question 4. 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 5. What is the blessing over the challah called?
Lehadlik ner shel Shabbat
Question 6. What does Oneg Shabbat mean?
The pleasure (or delight) of Shabbat
Harmony in the home on Shabbat
Shabbat has begun
Question 7. Where are the weekly haftarah selections taken from?
The Babylonian Talmud
The biblical books of the Prophets