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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. Traditionally, when are meals for Shabbat prepared?
 Before Shabbat so that one does not break Shabbat by cooking
 After lighting the Shabbat candles
 Saturday morning
 The meals for Saturday are prepared after dinner on Friday night


Question 2. What is the blessing over the challah called?
 Lehadlik ner shel Shabbat


Question 3. What does chillul Shabbat refer to?
 The shabbat nap
 One who observes the Sabbath
 Violation of the Shabbat
 A communal Shabbat meal


Question 4. 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 5. True or False: Shabbat services are generally longer than weekday services.


Question 6. What is the meaning of the word Kiddush?


Question 7. How long does Shabbat last?
 24 hours
 25 hours
 26 hours
 24 hours and 30 minutes