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Judaism - Basic Notions

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A few basic questions on this ancient, but so modern, Abrahamic religion.

Question 1:


The works of this Jewish thinker formed the basis of the writings of Thomas Aquinas.
Rashi
Maimonides
Bal Shem Tov
Ibn Gabriol

Question 2:


In Hebrew, Shabbas or Shabbat, means this this day of the week.


Question 3:


What is prayer shawl worn by Jews in the morning Jewish services, during the Torah service, on Yom Kippur, and other holidays called?
A tallit
A kippah
A mohel
A mezzuzah

Question 4:


Even when Jewish men are not reading Torah, they wear a garment with fringes with knots. It is worn under the shirt with the fringes exposed. What is this garment called ?
Tallit katan
Tephilin
Yarmulka
Kippah

Question 5:


The night before Yom Kippur, called this, is the most important night service in Judaism.
Kol Nidre
Rosh Hashannah
Shabbat HaGadol
Musaff

Question 6:


The most important prayer in Judaism is called the Shema. What does it affirm?
Our faith that there is one and only God.
We thank God for delivering us from at least some of our problems
That we will not be moved
That everyday problems will eventually solve if we have faith

Question 7:


What is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet?
Aleph
Dalet
Gimmel
Bet

Question 8:


What do Jews do when the case which houses the Torah is opened?
Stand up
Become quiet
Bow heads
Close eyes

Question 9:


On the Holy Day of Yom Kippur, Jews ask that all their sins be forgiven.
True
False

Question 10:


On which Holy Day do Jews feast on unleavened bread?
Yom Kippur
Channukah
Rosh Hashannah
Passover

Question 11:


There are two ways to pronounce Hebrew words. One is called Ashkanazi and the other one, this
Galut
Asian
Sephardic
Sawphateet

 


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