Quick holiday quiz

1. How do you say Shavuot?

a. Shave-you-oat

b. Shahv-uh-ott

c. Shah-voo-oat

2. Shavuot is known as one of the Aliyah festivals because:

a. it’s traditional to have boxing matches on this holiday

b. a band called Aliyah popularized a song about the holiday

c. aliyah means “go up” in Hebrew; this is one of three holidays that all Jewish people were commanded to go up to Jerusalem

3. It’s called the Feast of Weeks because:

a. the holiday lasts for weeks

b. the Feast of Fortnights was already taken by a different religion

c. we arrive at the holiday by counting down seven weeks from Passover

Answers are c, c, c.