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. 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 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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 5. When does Yom Hashoah take place?

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

Qustion 6. What poem, by Nathan Alterman, has been a common reading for Yom Hazikaron ceremonies?

Hare'ut Hatikvah Magash Hakesef Kaddish D’Rabanan

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

Yizkor Hallel Selichot Al HaNissim Tal

Qustion 9. The first official ceremony in Israel marking Yom Hazikaron took place at

Mount Herzl The Western Wall The Hall of Independence Sde Boker The Great Synagogue

Qustion 10. Original proposals for Yom HaShoah had it closer to the holiday of

Sukkot Shavuot Passover Hanukkah Purim
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