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. 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 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. 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 4. 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 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. 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 7. The first siddur to include a prayer for the government is from

The 5th century The 14th century The 18th century The Holocaust-era

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

True False
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