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 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 2. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel decided this should be said on Yom Ha’atzmaut?

Yizkor Hallel Selichot Al HaNissim Tal

Qustion 3. True or false: In Israel, Independence Day is a formal holiday, so almost everyone has work and school off.

True False

Qustion 4. In Israel, which of these is always true?

Yom Hazikaron always comes right before Yom Ha'atzmaut. Yom Yerushalayim always comes the day after Yom Ha'atzmaut. Yom Yerushalayim and Yom Ha'atzmaut are the same day. Yom Hazikaron is always on Shabbat.

Qustion 5. 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 6. Which Jewish movement created Megillat Hashoah (The Holocaust Scroll), which contains personal recollections of Holocaust survivors and is written in biblical style?

Reform Conservative Orthodox Reconstructionist

Qustion 7. 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 8. In Israel, how does the transition from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Ha'atzmaut take place?

At a ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, where the flag is raised from half mast to the top of the flagpole At a torch-lighting ceremony at the Knesset At a huge daytime parade with music and speeches With the ceremony that grants the "Israel Prize," recognizing individual Israelis for their unique contribution to the country's culture, science, arts, and the humanities

Qustion 9. What is Yom Hashoah?

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

Qustion 10. What poem, by Nathan Alterman, has been a common reading for Yom Hazikaron ceremonies?

Hare'ut Hatikvah Magash Hakesef Kaddish D’Rabanan
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