Shabbat Quiz

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1. 

When Sabbath begins and when it ends

 

Shabbat begins from 18 minutes before sundown on Friday until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night

 
2. 

Though the Torah says to remember and observe the Shabbat, it does not tell us what we are allowed to do and what is prohibited. How is rabbis decide what was permitted and what was prohibited ?

 

Rabbis of the Talmus thought of the biblical juxtaposition off Israel's building of the Tabernacle

 
3. 

The purpose and meaning of Shabbat. Name five things.

 

- For Jews to remember being freed from Egypt- To symbolize the seventh day of Genesis, the day of rest after the six days of creation- To observe one of the Ten Commandments- To experience a taste of the word in Messianic Times- To refrain from acts used to dominate the world- To cultivate 'menuhah' and cultivate rest and quiet to define our work on the other six days.- Let go of creation- Create cathedral of time and space because there is no Temple anymore

 
4. 

What a Jew must do to prepare for Shabbat. Name 5 things.

 

- Bath- Clean and beautify the home- Wear festive clothing- Refrain from unpleasant conversations- Avoid talking about money or business matters

 
5. 

The things that are on the Shabbat table when Shabbat begins. Name 13 things.

 

- Two Shabbat candles- Two Shabbat candle sticks
- Two loaves of Hallah (covered)- wine- Kiddush cup- Basin cup and water for handwashing- Shabbat tablecloth

 
6. 

The order of a Friday night dinner service

 

- Light two Shabbat candles- Bless your children- Welcome Shabbat (Shalom Aleichem)- Shabbat kiddush- Wash your hands- Hamotzi - giving thanks for our food- Eat hallah- Eat dinner- Birkat Ha-mazon - a blessing for our meal, said after eating

 
7. 

The action that the mother performs on Shabbat

 

Lights the candles. The actions that take place during the lighting of Shabbat candles include: waving light towards us, covering the eyes, and reciting the traditional blessing: "Bless are You, our God...commanded us to kindle the lights of the Sabbath."

 
8. 

Tzedakah box definition and role in Shabbat

 

Before Shabbat candles are it, the Tzedakah box is used. Tzedakah means charity/obligation or money for the needy. Families put coins into a Tzedakah box until it is full. The family then counts out the money and decides where to send it.

 
9. 

What is done during a Family Blessing on Shabbat

 

Parents bless their children and recite prayer o Epharim and Menashe for their sons and the prayer of Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah. Some children bless their parents. Guests are also blessed.

 
10. 

The blessing over the bread (Hebrew term)

 

Hamotzi

 
11. 

The bread usually used on Shabbat (Hebrew term)

 

Challah

 
12. 

The number of loaves of bread the traditional Shabbat table needs

 

Two

 
13. 

The traditional custom after dinner

 

Saying Birkat Hamazon grace after meals.

 
14. 

'Shabbat Shalom' - English translation

 

The greeting one ways to another on Shabbat

 
15. 

Things a Jews can do on Shabbat  evening or day. Name 7 things.

 

- Eat the three festive meals- Pray, study, read- Sing, dance- Attend synagogue services- Recite Kiddush over a cup of wine at the beginning of Shabbat before the meal, and after the conclusion of morning prayers- Socialize- Visit the sick- Take a nap

 
16. 

Things an observant Jew can't do

 

- Write two or more letters- Extinguish a fire- Transfer between domains- Apply the finish touch- Salt meat- Planting

 
17. 

Havdalah ceremony - definition and function

 


- Light twisted Hadalah candle- Say Kiddish- drink wine- Inhale spices- "Havdalah prayer"- Extinguish flame
- Marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and holidays. - It ushers in the new week. - Takes place at nightfall on Saturday- May be recited as soon as three stars are visible in the night sky


- Normally recited over kosher wine or kosher grape juice, though other beverages (excluding water) may be used if wine or grape are not available.