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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. 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


Question 2. True or False: Shabbat services are generally longer than weekday services.


Question 3. What does Oneg Shabbat mean?
 The pleasure (or delight) of Shabbat
 Harmony in the home on Shabbat
 Shabbat has begun
 Good Shabbat


Question 4. How long does Shabbat last?
 24 hours
 25 hours
 26 hours
 24 hours and 30 minutes


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. Traditionally, how many stars should appear in the sky to signify the end of Shabbat?
 It doesn’t matter, as long as the North Star appears


Question 7. Which Torah service on Shabbat offers a taste of the next week's Torah portion?