Quick holiday quiz
1. How do you say Shavuot?
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.