KS2 RE Quiz
Judaism 02
The Menorah holds the candles that are lit during Hannukah.

Judaism 02

Judaism is the religion of the Jews. It is based on the laws revealed to Moses and recorded in the Torah. All religions celebrate or observe feasts, festivals, days of remembrance and other holy days.

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  1. Which of these would you NOT find on a Seder plate?
    Shellfish, such as oysters, are not kosher
  2. What holds the candles that are lit during Hannukah?
    The Menorah, a candelabrum which holds nine candles, is a symbol of Judaism
  3. Which of these is the Festival of Booths (tents)?
    During Sukkot, Jews remember the 40 years the Israelites spent wandering in the desert
  4. What is remembered at Passover?
    This is written in the Book of Exodus
  5. What is all that remains of the Temple in Jerusalem, and is still a place of pilgrimage and prayer today?
    The Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, is all that is left after the Romans destroyed the Temple, which was the holiest site in Judaism
  6. How long does the Hannukah holiday last?
    This is known as the Festival of Lights
  7. Which famous Jewish Queen is remembered at Purim?
    Purim recalls how Queen Esther saved the Jewish people from a plot by Haman, advisor to the King of Persia, to have them killed
  8. At which festival does the Jewish New Year begin?
    It is sometimes called the Feast of Trumpets
  9. Which special meal marks the beginning of Passover?
    The Seder meal is held on the first evening of Passover (Pesach) and includes many dishes served in a particular order - each dish has a special symbolic meaning
  10. On Yom Kippur, Jewish people fast for 25 hours. What is a fast?
    Yom Kippur is known as the Day of Atonement and is a time to fast and pray for forgiveness

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