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  1. What title is given to a spiritual leader or religious teacher in Judaism?
  2. Boys become bar mitzvah at what age?
  3. The holiest day of the Jewish year is the Day of Atonement. By what name is this day better known?
  4. What name is given to the compilation of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible?
  5. What name is given to the special diet followed by Jewish people?

  6. What building is a Jewish place of worship and study?
  7. Used in religious rituals, a menorah is a special what?
  8. A place of prayer and pilgrimage, by what other name is Jerusalem's Western Wall known by?
  9. Lasting eight days in December or sometimes beginning in November, which Jewish holiday is known as the Festival of Lights?
  10. How many times a day, according to halakha, are Jewish men obligated to perform public prayer?
  11. Which festival celebrates the Jewish people’s freedom from slavery in Ancient Egypt?
  12. If a Bar Mitzvah is a coming-of-age ceremony for boys, what is the equivalent ceremony for girls?
  13. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish what?
  14. Which placename in the Hebrew Bible is often used as a synonym for Jerusalem?
  15. Usually placed in a menorah, what is a shamash?
  16. What is a kippah?


  1. A rabbi
  2. 13
  3. Yom Kippur
  4. The Torah
  5. Kosher
  6. Synagogue
  7. Candleholder (a seven-branched candelabra)
  8. The Wailing Wall
  9. Hanukkah
  10. Three times a day
  11. Passover
  12. Bat Mitzvah
  13. New Year
  14. Zion
  15. A candle
  16. A skullcap worn by Orthodox Jewish men