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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. Which modern Jewish philosopher says that Shabbat celebrates "time," not "space"?
 Martin Buber
 Abraham Joshua Heschel
 Leo Baeck
 Hermann Cohen
 Emmanuel Levinas


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. An eruv helps people deal with the Shabbat prohibition of
 Lighting a fire


Question 4. Which important Jewish writer wrote, "More than the Jewish people has preserved the Shabbat, the Shabbat has preserved the Jewish people."
 Abraham Joshua Heschel
 Shalom Aleichem
 Yehuda Halevi
 Ahad Ha-Am


Question 5. Which Torah service on Shabbat offers a taste of the next week's Torah portion?


Question 6. True or False: The story of creation contains a commandment for humans to observe a sabbath.


Question 7. 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