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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which of these holidays does NOT begin on the 15th day of the Hebrew month in which it occurs?

Passover Sukkot Yom Yerushalayim Tu B'Av

Qustion 2. When does Yom Hashoah take place?

27th of Nissan 27th of Adar 17th of Nissan 17th of Adar

Qustion 3. When is Yom Hashoah, in relation to other holidays on the Jewish calendar?

A week after the first day of Passover, and a week before Shavuot A week after the seventh day of Passover, and a week before Yom Hazikaron A week after the seventh day of Sukkot, and one day before Simchat Torah Five days after Rosh Hashanah, and five days before Yom Kippur

Qustion 4. True or false: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim are always within the period of the Omer.

True False

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. When is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrated?

The 28th of Iyar The 15th of Iyar The 18th of Kislev The 2nd of Shvat

Qustion 8. 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 9. 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 10. True or False: It is common to light memorial candles on Yom HaShoah

True False
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