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Judaism - I
This is a quiz on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish history.
#1 The Chabad movement has congregations where there are few other Jewish alternatives. Where does the name Chabad come from?
Chabad was the city in Poland where the movement began.
Chabad is an acronym for the Hebrew words for wisdom, understanding, knowledge.
It was named for Menachem Chabad, the Rabbi that started the movement in the early 1700s.
Chabad is the name of the books the movement is based on.
Chabad is Hebrew for "small congregation".
#2 How many days is Pesach (Passover)?
7 or 8, depending on where you live
8 or 9, depending on where you live
#3 What is the Jewish Bible called?
#4 How many months are in the Jewish year?
Sometimes 11, sometimes 12
Sometimes 12, sometimes 13
#5 On what date of the Hebrew calendar were both of the Temples in Jerusalem destroyed?
15th of Elul
9th of Av
16th of Adar
30th of Kislev
12th of Cheshvan
#6 Shavuot celebrates the Jews accepting the Torah in the desert. The book of Ruth is read on Shavuot. There are several reasons why. Which of these is NOT a reason?
Ruth was King David's grandmother, and King David was born on Shavuot.
Shavuot commemorates the Jews accepting the Torah, and the book of Ruth talks about Ruth accepting the Torah.
The holiday of Shavuot is around a harvest time. Gathering the harvest is important in the book of Ruth.
Ruth wrote several of the songs about Shavuot to celebrate her acceptance into the Jewish people.
The Torah says a Moabite can not become Jewish. The oral commentary says that this just applies to males. By reading about a female Moabite becoming Jewish, Jews are saying that they have accepted the commentaries as well as the written law.
#7 Do religious Jews eat giraffe?
Yes, if they want to.
Yes. It is the traditional food for Friday night dinner among some communities in Africa.
No. Giraffes are not kosher.
No. Giraffes are kosher, but no one knows where on the neck they should be killed.
No. Giraffes are kosher, but it has been traditional to not eat giraffes ever since a giraffe saved Moses by tripping the Pharaoh when he was chasing Moses.
#8 According to Leviticus, when is Rosh Hashanah?
The first day of the first month
The first day of the month of Tishrei
The first day of the seventh month
The first two days of the first month
The first two days of the seventh month
#9 The Torah is divided into portions read each Saturday in a 1 year cycle. How many portions are there?
#10 What are the two versions of the Talmud?
The Men's Talmud and The Women's Talmud
King David's Talmud and King Solomon's Talmud
The Babylonian Talmud and The Jerusalem Talmud
The Original Talmud and The Revised Talmud
The Easy Talmud and The Difficult Talmud
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