Modern Holidays Quiz


Contemporary Jews observe holidays that commemorate events in recent Jewish history such as the Holocaust and the creation of the State of Israel.
How much do you know about modern Jewish holidays?

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Qustion 1. What is the origin of Tu B'Av?

It was started on early Israeli kibbutzim as a Jewish Valentine's Day. It was a matchmaking day for unmarried women in the second Temple period. The date was adopted by the First Zionist Congress. It was originally produced by JDate. None of the above.

Qustion 2. Who do we remember on Yom Hazikaron?

The victims of the Holocaust. The victims of anti-Jewish pogroms throughout history. The fallen at Masada. The soldiers of Israel's armed forces who have died.

Qustion 3. What types of public venues in Israel are closed on Yom Hashoah?

Restaurants that serve meat All stores and outlets Non-kosher restaurants Theatres, pubs, and cinemas

Qustion 4. What was the event that precipitated the celebration of Yom Yerushalayim?

The dedication of the Second Temple (515 B.C.E.). The reunification of Jerusalem (1967). The day that the modern State of Israel was founded (1948). All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 5. What is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, and the day on which independence is celebrated?

The 15th of Adar The 5th of Iyar The 19th of Adar II The 20th of Shvat

Qustion 6. What is Israel’s independence day called?

Tu B’av Tisha B’av Yom Tov Yom Ha’atzmaut

Qustion 7. Yom Ha'atzmaut is the anniversary of whose announcement of the creation of State of Israel?

Moshe Dayan Golda Meir David Ben-Gurion Tzipi Livni None of the above.

Qustion 8. The Israeli Knesset declared that Yom Hazikaron should fall on what date every year?

The 4th of Iyar The 14th of Tammuz The 10th of Tishrei The 25th of Kislev

Qustion 9. When did Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) first come into existence?

After Israel won the War of Independence When the British Mandate in Palestine ended After the Six-Day War After the First Intifada

Qustion 10. What is the only change to the prayer liturgy on Tu B'Av?

A special Torah reading. A blessing to God to ask to find true love. The absence of the penitential Tahanun prayer. The recitation of Hallel, or thanksgiving prayers.
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