Last week we celebrated Yom Kippur—a day rich in historical as well as spiritual significance for the Jewish people. With our best wishes for 5769, here’s this week’s Jewish IQ Quiz on Yom Kippur. Congratulations to the winner from two weeks ago, Golda Burke.
Yom Kippur is the final day of how many Days of Awe?
(a) 5 (b) 7 (c) 10 (d) 12
In the 1973 Yom Kippur War, what was Prime Minister Golda Meir’s stated reason for not launching a pre-emptive strike once an Arab attack seemed likely?
(a) It would trigger Soviet retaliation (b) It was likely to fail (c) It was unclear whether Syria or Egypt was the main adversary (d) Israel would get no international support
The Kol Nidre prayer is featured in what film?
(a) The Jazz Singer (b) Chariots of Fire (c) Schindler’s List (d) Blazing Saddles
What part of the Yom Kippur liturgy is in Aramaic?
(a) Unetaneh Tokef (b) Kol Nidre (c) Vidui (d) Ashamnu
According to tractate Yoma of the Mishnah, which deals with Yom Kippur, what is not forbidden on the holy day?
(a) Sex (b) Jewelry (c) Bathing (d) Perfume
On Yom Kippur in Israel, some take advantage of the completely empty streets. As a result, the day has become associated with what?
(a) Soccer (b) Running (c) Chalk drawings (d) Bicycles
During the Yom Kippur War, what Israeli officer spearheaded the successful counter-offensive across the Suez Canal?
(a) Yitzhak Rabin (b) Rafi Eitan (c) Ariel Sharon (d) Ehud Barak
Where in the Bible is the first reference to “Yom HaKippurim”?
(a) Leviticus (b) Deuteronomy (c) Isaiah (d) Ezekiel
What country did not attack Israel during the Yom Kippur War?
(a) Syria (b) Iraq (c) Lebanon (d) Egypt
The kittel is a white ceremonial robe worn by some worshippers on Yom Kippur. It might also be worn for any of the following occasions except?
(a) Marriage (b) Brit milah (c) Rosh Hashanah (d) Burial
Bonus: The Battle of Latakia was fought during the Yom Kippur War. It was the first military battle ever to be…?
(a) Won by the Syrian Navy (b) Fought with the Merkava tank (c) Conducted by fasting soldiers on both sides (d) Fought between missile boats