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. What is the name of the reading from one of the Bible's prophetic books that is read after the Torah on Shabbat?
Question 2. Along with the basic prohibitions, rabbinical authorities enacted a set of secondary restrictions for Shabbat know as:
Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. "Come my friend, let us greet the Shabbat bride!" is the chorus of what Shabbat prayer?
Song of the Sea
Question 6. What does Oneg Shabbat mean?
The pleasure (or delight) of Shabbat
Harmony in the home on Shabbat
Shabbat has begun
Question 7. Which important Jewish writer wrote, "More than the Jewish people has preserved the Shabbat, the Shabbat has preserved the Jewish people."
Abraham Joshua Heschel