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The Etgar Rosh Hashanah challenge

Warm up for Rosh Hashanah with a special edition of the Etgar quiz


1.   Which of the following traditional Rosh Hashanah foods were not mentioned in the Talmud:
a.    leeks
b.    gourds
c.    beetroot
d.    dates
e.    apple

2.    Rosh Hashanah lasts for two days
a.    because that’s what it says in Torah
b.    because of uncertainty over when the new month started in rabbinic times
c.    because it is calculated with reference to Yom Kippur
d.    because it is called yama arichta, “one long day”
e.    because they needed two days for the special Temple sacrifices

3.    How many clear days between the end of Rosh Hashanah and the next fast day in the Jewish calendar?
a.    none
b.    eight
c.    nine
d.    15
e.    36

4. Which practice from Rosh Hashanah do we have the custom to repeat as soon as Yom Kippur ends?
a.    blowing the shofar
b.    eating apple and honey
c.    saying tashlich
d.    making kiddush
e.    davening in a special tune

5. Which of these is not a name for Rosh Hashanah given in the Tanach or Jewish liturgy?
a     .Yom Hazikaron
b.    Zman Chadsheinu
c.    Yom Hadin
d.    Yom Teruah
e.     Hayom Harat Olam

6.    Tashlich is an additional Rosh Hashanah service
b.    The longest sound of the shofar
c.    The prayer recited next to flowing water
d.    The special shawl worn by the rabbi on Rosh Hashanah
e.    The tradition of eating new fruit on the second night of the festival

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 Answers 1e, 2b, 3a, 4a, 5b, 6c

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