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. Which modern Jewish philosopher says that Shabbat celebrates "time," not "space"?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 2. 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
Question 3. 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 4. One of the key values connected to the celebration of Shabbat is that of menuha, which means what?
Eating good food
Spending time with loved ones
Question 5. What is the blessing over the challah called?
Lehadlik ner shel Shabbat
Question 6. According to traditional observance, which of these acts is halakhically permissible on Shabbat?
Switching off an electric light
Making a bouquet of flowers
Taking a walk
Question 7. The blessing over the candles is the exact same for Shabbat as it is for all other holidays.