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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. 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. 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 3. All the details of Shabbat observance and work prohibitions can be found in the Torah.


Question 4. 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 5. What is the blessing over the challah called?
 Lehadlik ner shel Shabbat


Question 6. What does Oneg Shabbat mean?
 The pleasure (or delight) of Shabbat
 Harmony in the home on Shabbat
 Shabbat has begun
 Good Shabbat


Question 7. Where are the weekly haftarah selections taken from?
 The Babylonian Talmud
 The biblical books of the Prophets
 The Torah
 The Zohar