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 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 2. How long does Shabbat last?
24 hours and 30 minutes
Question 3. What does Havdalah literally mean?
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. On Shabbat, one should light exactly two candles—no more and no less.
Question 6. What is seudah shelishit?
The third meal on Shabbat
An exception made to a Shabbat prohibition
The final prayer that ends the Havdalah service
One who observes all Sabbath laws faithfully
Question 7. 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