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Counting of the Omer: Quiz


Question 1: However, in the ________ the first day of Passover is never called a Sabbath.
TanakhNevi'imChristianity and JudaismKetuvim

Question 2: ________ begins counting the Omer on the day after the weekly Sabbath during Hag HaMatzot, rather than on the second day of Passover (the 16th of Nisan).
Karaite JudaismKhazarsJewsJewish holiday

Question 3: The Torah itself, in ________ 23:15-16, states that it is a commandment to count seven complete weeks from the day after Passover night ending with the festival of Shavuot on the fiftith day.
Book of LeviticusBook of NumbersPsalmsBook of Deuteronomy

Question 4: The period of counting the Omer is also a time of semi-mourning, during which the ________ forbids haircuts, shaving, listening to live instrumental music, or conducting weddings, parties, and dinners with dancing.
Orthodox JudaismHalakhaHaredi JudaismHasidic Judaism

Question 5: The Torah states that counting the Omer should begin on the day following ________, on the same day the Omer Offering is brought to the Temple in Jerusalem.
Hebrew calendarShabbatJewish holidayPassover

Question 6: According to the ________, 12,000 chevrutot (pairs of study partners) were divinely killed during the days of the Omer-counting for not honoring one another properly.
TalmudRabbinic literatureMidrashJewish philosophy

Question 7: The origins of the omer count, enumerated in the Midrash Rabbah Parashas Emor, explains that when the Children of Israel left Egypt they were told by Moses that 49 days after the exodus, they would be given the ________.

Question 8: ________ do not observe these customs.
Sephardi JewsSpanish and Portuguese JewsSynagogueJewish philosophy

Question 9: According to tradition, on the day of his death, he revealed the deepest secrets of the Torah in a Kabbalistic work called the ________.
ZoharIsaac LuriaKabbalahSefer Yetzirah

Question 10: Besides being the day on which the plague affecting Rabbi Akiva's students ceased, Lag Ba'omer marks the ________ (anniversary of the death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
Sefer TorahJewish holidayBereavement in JudaismJudaism


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