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

True False

Qustion 3. When is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrated?

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

Qustion 4. What is Yom Hashoah?

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

Qustion 5. What poem, by Nathan Alterman, has been a common reading for Yom Hazikaron ceremonies?

Hare'ut Hatikvah Magash Hakesef Kaddish D’Rabanan

Qustion 6. 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

Qustion 7. 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 8. When do the two sirens go off in Israel on Yom Hazikaron?

8:00 P.M. and 11 A.M. 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. Sunset and Sunrise 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

Qustion 9. The Mishnah teaches that on the 15th of Av, the daughters of Jerusalem would wear

Black robes White clothing Natural fibers Straw hats No leather

Qustion 10. 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.
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