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. Which modern Jewish philosopher says that Shabbat celebrates "time," not "space"?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
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. "Come my friend, let us greet the Shabbat bride!" is the chorus of what Shabbat prayer?
Song of the Sea
Question 4. 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
Question 5. What does Havdalah literally mean?
Question 6. True or False: Shabbat services are generally longer than weekday services.
Question 7. Who wrote the hymn Lekhah Dodi?
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Solomon ben Moses Halevi