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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. Along with the basic prohibitions, rabbinical authorities enacted a set of secondary restrictions for Shabbat know as:


Question 2. When does the first special Shabbat of the Jewish year occur?
 On Tu Bishvat
 Between Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
 Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
 Between Yom Kippur and Sukkot


Question 3. True or False: Shabbat services are generally longer than weekday services.


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. 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 6. The blessing over the candles is the exact same for Shabbat as it is for all other holidays.


Question 7. Muktseh can be described as
 Objects whose normal use entails an activity forbidden on Shabbat
 The addition of liturgy for Shabbat services
 The commandment in Exodus to observe Shabbat
 Setting aside family time on Shabbat
 The process of cooking before Shabbat