Four questions at Passover? How about Eight!
As we begin our preparations for Passover, I thought it would be fun to share a bit of trivia with all of you. Answers can be found at the end of this post.
1. Passover, the popular Jewish holiday, is celebrated in remembrance of the Exodus of the Jews from:
2. There is no fixed date of the Passover. The date of this festival is dependent on:
a. the whim of the Rabbis
b. the phases of the moon
d. the local schools’ Spring Break
3. The term, Passover, specifically refers to the passing over of the first-born Jewish males, when the _________ plague hit Egypt.
4. The Seder meal takes place on the first, sometimes even second, night of Passover, and comprises of a festive family meal. The word Seder means:
b. No Bread
5. Although he is mentioned only once in the Haggadah, the most important human figure is the Passover story is:
6. During World War I, in Vilna, Poland, when it was very difficult to find kosher wine, the rabbinical authorities made a special announcement that, instead of the traditional four cups of wine the Jewish community would be allowed to drink:
7. The name of the religious Jewish text which explains the complete story of Passover is:
8. Which of these terms is NOT a name for Passover:
a. Pesach - literally meaning the Passover sacrifice
b. Hag Hamatzot - Festival of Unleavened Bread
c. Z’man Heirutenu - the Season of Our Freedom.
d. Dayeinu – Enough Already!
Happy Passover to all,
Cantor Barbara Margulis