Simchat Torah 2018 in Israel will begin in the evening of Sunday 30th September
and ends in the evening of Monday 1st October
#1 The origin of Simchat Torah can be found in?
#2 What do some scholars believe Shemini Atzeret was devoted to in Temple times?
The ritual cleansing of the altar
Cleaning up the Temple after the previous holiday
Remembering the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
#3 On Simchat Torah children
Are given an aliya
Dance with the Torah
All of the above
#4 What do the circles around the synagogue on Simchat Torah represent, according to kabbalist tradition?
The seven days of Sukkot
The seven sephirot (emanations of God)
The seven days of the week
1 & 2
#5 Where is the haftarah for Simchat Torah chanted from?
The Book of Joshua
The Book of Daniel
The Book of Esther
The Book of Ezra
#6 What does Simchat Torah mean?
The Day We Received the Torah
Rejoicing in Torah
Beginning the Torah Again
The End of the Torah
#7 On Simchat Torah the Torah reading includes
The story of creation
The story of Noah
The story of Abraham smashing the idols
The Ten Commandments
#8 What title is given to the person honored with the first aliyah of Genesis on Simchat Torah?
Hatan Bereshit/Kallat Bereshit
Hatan Torah/Kallat HaTorah
#9 Simchat Torah is traditionally what type of holiday?
A holiday filled with joy, laughter, and celebration
A holiday in which is it most important to repent for sin
A holiday for celebrating Jewish continuity and the creation of the State of Israel
A holiday for blotting out the sound of the names of those who tried to destroy the Jew
#10 Which of the following prayers are said on Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah?
#11 On Shemini Atzeret a short prayer for rain is inserted into the second blessing of the Amidah. This prayer for rain continues to be recited in the Amidah until when?
After Simchat Torah
The first day of Spring