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 National Bible Quiz?

A tournament in which ultra-Orthodox students vie about Torah and Talmud. A spelling bee-like competition of Jewish students from around the world based on the Tanakh. A television game show that culminates on Yom Ha'atzmaut. A yearly questionnaire that every Israeli citizen receives in the mail.

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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.

Qustion 5. What is Yom Hashoah?

Israeli Independence Day Jerusalem Day Holocaust Remembrance Day The Jewish birthday for trees

Qustion 6. Often said on Yom Yerushalayim, ir shehubrah lah yahdai means

A city that is compact together A city that is very pretty A city that has a wall A city in Israel Jerusalem, our holy capital

Qustion 7. In the Second Temple period, what kind of holiday was Tu B’av?

A day when the majority of couples got married A matchmaking day for unmarried people A day for offering special sacrifices in the Temple A day when farmers and artisans would bring their goods to Jerusalem and sell them

Qustion 8. 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 9. True or false: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim are always within the period of the Omer.

True False

Qustion 10. Yom Hazikaron is a memorial day for

Those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel Those who were killed while in active duty in Israel's armed forces Those who died in the sieges of Jerusalem during the destruction of the First and Second Temples A & B A, B, & C
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