Minor Fasts Quiz

The four minor fasts on the Jewish calendar commemorate tragedies in Jewish history such as the murder of Gedaliah, the Jewish governor of Judah, and the breach of the walls around Jerusalem in 70 CE.

How much do you know about these days?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. How can a firstborn son get out of his obligation to fast on Erev Pesach?

Attend a "siyyum," or conclusion, of a book of Talmud being read Sleep in Eat matzah for an extra day None of these

Qustion 2. Most minor fasts are connected with

Passover Shabbat The destruction of the Temple The Holocaust The Crusades

Qustion 3. Ta'anit Bekhorim takes place on

The 10th of Tevet The 17th of Tammuz The 15th of Nissan The 1st of Nissan The 14th of Nissan

Qustion 4. Who does the Fast of Gedaliah honor?

A Babylonian-appointed official who was put in charge of the Jews One of the fairest and most equitable judges in the Book of Judges A non-Jewish woman who married the evil king Nebuchadnezzar and murdered him in his sleep The first and fifth Chabad rebbes

Qustion 5. Which of these events happened, according to the Mishnah, on the 17th of Tammuz?

An idol was built in the Temple before the Maccabean revolt The gates of Jerusalem were breached by the Romas Moses smashed the original Ten Commandments Cessation of daily sacrifices in the Temple All of these

Qustion 6. Minor fasts last from...

Sunset the evening before to the following sunset Sunrise to sunset From 9 am to 5 pm From Shema during Shaharit to Shema during Maariv Sunrise to sunrise the next day

Qustion 7. Which prophet was Gedaliah assigned to care for?

Jeremiah Nebuchadnezzar Zedekiah Delaiah

Qustion 8. If someone voluntarily fasts on Shabbat, what is the penalty according to Jewish law?

Bringing a sacrifice to the Temple Fasting another day Reciting psalms Reciting the al-het prayer and banging one's fist against one's chest

Qustion 9. What does the Fast of Esther commemorate?

The day the Jews were to be slaughtered, until Esther appealed to the king and saved them The fast Esther began prior to visiting the king The day that Haman led Mordecai through the streets of Shushan The yahrzeit of Esther

Qustion 10. True or False: Is the Fast of Esther always observed on the day before Purim?

True False
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