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. Which Torah service on Shabbat offers a taste of the next week's Torah portion?
Question 3. 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 4. Where are the weekly haftarah selections taken from?
The Babylonian Talmud
The biblical books of the Prophets
Question 5. 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 6. What does Oneg Shabbat mean?
The pleasure (or delight) of Shabbat
Harmony in the home on Shabbat
Shabbat has begun
Question 7. The rabbis in the Mishnah identified how many basic categories of labor that are forbidden on Shabbat?