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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. Which ceremony marks Shabbat's departure?


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. 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. The blessing over the candles is the exact same for Shabbat as it is for all other holidays.


Question 5. When does the first special Shabbat of the Jewish year occur?
 On Tu Bishvat
 Between Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
 Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
 Between Yom Kippur and Sukkot


Question 6. Who wrote the hymn Lekhah Dodi?
 Solomon Ibn Gabirol
 Solomon ben Moses Halevi
 Solomon Alkabetz
 Yehuda Amichai


Question 7. What is the blessing over the challah called?
 Lehadlik ner shel Shabbat