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. 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 2. 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 3. Which of the following is NOT one of the 10 things the Zohar explains the head of the household must accomplish at the Shabbat table?
Welcome poor guests to the table
Eat three festive meals
Put two loaves of bread on the table
Drink four cups of wine
None of the above
Question 4. True or False: All of the Shabbat prayers for Friday night are from the Book of Deuteronomy.
Question 5. What are zemirot?
Songs to be sung at Shabbat meals
The term for the three Shabbat blessings over wine, bread, and candles
Special kippot worn on Shabbat
Snacks customarily served after Shabbat services on Friday night
Question 6. What is the proper order of the blessings in the Havdalah ceremony?
Spices, Candle, Wine
Wine, Spices, Candle
Candle, Wine, Challah
Spices, Wine, Candle
Matzah, Wine, Karpas
Question 7. 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