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. When is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrated?

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

Qustion 2. 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 3. True or False: It is common to light memorial candles on Yom HaShoah

True False

Qustion 4. Yom Hazikaron takes place the day before which holiday?

Shemini Atzeret Yom Kippur Tu B’av Yom Ha’atzmaut

Qustion 5. In modern times, Tu B’av slightly resembles what holiday in English-speaking countries?

Valentine’s Day Halloween Thanksgiving Veteran’s Day

Qustion 6. 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 7. What is the only change to the prayer liturgy on Tu B'Av?

A special Torah reading. A blessing to God to ask to find true love. The absence of the penitential Tahanun prayer. The recitation of Hallel, or thanksgiving prayers.

Qustion 8. 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 9. True or false: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim are always within the period of the Omer.

True False

Qustion 10. What is Israel’s independence day called?

Tu B’av Tisha B’av Yom Tov Yom Ha’atzmaut
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