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Summer Quiz questions:

How many of these fruits can you name in Hebrew?

  1. Strawberry [Toot Sadeh]
  2. Watermelon [Avatiah]
  3. Grapes [anavim]
  4. Raspberry [Toot S'neh]
  5. Apple [Tapuah]
  6. Orange [Tapuz]
  7. Grapefruit [Eshkoliot]
  8. Date [Tamar]
  9. Fig [T'einah]

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May Quiz questions:

Happy Yom Ha-atzma’ut!

  1. What is Yom Ha-atzma’ut? [Israel Independance Day]
  2. How old is the modern State of Israel? [Israel will be 66 years old on May 6]
  3. When was Jerusalem first proclaimed the Capitol of the Jewish world (+/-50 years)? [1000 BCE]
  4. How many peoples/nations/cultures other than Israel/Jews mentioned in the Bible still exist in the world today, culture intact? [None!]

You can find the answer by clicking here.

 

April Quiz questions:

Define the following Seder terms and what they symbolize:

  1. Karpas
  2. Z’roah
  3. Beitza
  4. Maror

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March Quiz questions:

  1. What is the name of Haman’s wife?
  2. What is the relationship between Mordecai and Esther?
  3. What is Esther’s Hebrew name?
  4. How many times per second does a swallow need to beat its wings in order to maintain air speed velocity?

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February Quiz questions:

Put the following events in historical order:

  • Destruction of the second Temple
  • Book of Esther
  • Editing of the Mishnah
  • Babylonian exile
  • Exodus from Egypt/Mount Sinai
  • Death of Jeremiah
  • Isaiah ben Amoz

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January Quiz questions:

The following Hebrew letters stand for numbers - can you figure out how much?

  1. Tet-Vav (as in Tu Bishvat) - 15
  2. Lamed-Vav (hint: the number of righteous people in the world in any given generation) - 36
  3. Tav-Shin-Ayin-Dalet (hint: it’s related to the current Jewish year) - 774. The 5[000] would be indicated by a ‘heh’ with a bar over it, but it is usually omitted when writing the year.

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December Quiz questions:

  1. What does the Hebrew word menorah mean?
  2. What is the Hebrew word for a Hanukkah menorah?
  3. What is the Hebrew word for dreydle?

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November Quiz questions:

In honor of the Interfaith Thanksgiving service, do you know the Hebrew equivalent of these words?

  1. “New Testament” - (Brit Hadasha)
  2. “Christian” (Notzri)
  3. Bonus -- Where does the Hebrew word for Christian come from? (the city of Nazareth)

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October Quiz questions:

  1. According to the Zohar, the author of the Zohar is … who lived in approximately [year] in [location].
  2. According to scholars, the real author of the Zohar is … who lived in approximately [year] in [location].
  3. While the Zohar is the central and best known book of Jewish mysticism, it was built on two earlier works. They are ….

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September Quiz questions:

  1. What is the Haftarah for Yom Kippur afternoon?
  2. How does it relate to Yom Kippur?
  3. What is the name of the final service of Yom Kippur?

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Summer Quiz questions:

  1. What is the English and Hebrew name for the final book of the Torah?
  2. What year was the first temple destroyed and why (according to the Talmud)?
  3. What year was the second temple destroyed and why (according to the Talmud)?

You can find the answer by clicking here.

 
May Quiz questions:
  1. What does Yom Yerushalayim celebrate?
  2. What entire book of the Bible do we read on Shavuot?
  3. What is the meaning of the word ‘Tikkun?’
You can find the answer by clicking here.
 
April quiz questions:
  1. How many days are there from the first day of Pesah until Shavuot?
  2. What does the word Omer mean?
  3. What is the Hebrew date of Yom Ha’atzma’ut?
You can find the answer by clicking here.
 
March quiz questions:
  1. How many steps are there in the Seder?
  2. How many 4’s are there in the Seder?
  3. How are the word Seder and Siddur related, and what does each word mean?
You can find the answer by clicking here.
 
February's quiz questions:
  1. How many sons did Haman have?
  2. What was the name of the Capitol of Persia?
  3. What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
You can find the answer by clicking here.
 
January's quiz questions:
  1. What do we celebrate on Tu Bishvat?
  2. During which Hebrew month do we celebrate Tu Bishvat?
  3. What day of the month do we celebrate Tu Bishvat?

You can find the answer by clicking here

December's quiz questions:
  1. What do Hanukkah and Christmas have in common, besides giving gifts?
  2. What is Hanukkah 8 days long?
  3. No really - what is the real historical reason that Hanukkah is 8 days long?

You can find the answer by clicking here.

November's quiz questions:
  1. What is the name of the Biblical Thanksgiving offering in Hebrew?
  2. How do you say “India” in Hebrew?
  3. How do you say Turkey (the bird) in Hebrew?

You can find the answer by clicking here

October's quiz questions:
  1. What do we learn about the original diet of human beings from Genesis, chapter 1?
  2. How does the next Parasha, Noah, modify this?
  3. How many Parashot are there in the Torah?

You can find the answer by clicking here.

September's quiz questions:

  1. Name two mitzvot unique to Sukkot?
  2. What is the minimum number of walls in a Sukkah?
  3. How many of them may be permanent?

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