Minor Fasts QuizThe four minor fasts on the Jewish calendar commemorate tragedies in Jewish history such as the murder of Gedaliah, the Jewish governor of Judah, and the breach of the walls around Jerusalem in 70 CE. How much do you know about these days?
Question 1. Who does the Fast of Gedaliah honor?
A Babylonian-appointed official who was put in charge of the Jews
One of the fairest and most equitable judges in the Book of Judges
A non-Jewish woman who married the evil king Nebuchadnezzar and murdered him in his sleep
The first and fifth Chabad rebbes
Question 2. Minor fasts last from...
Sunset the evening before to the following sunset
Sunrise to sunset
From 9 am to 5 pm
From Shema during Shaharit to Shema during Maariv
Sunrise to sunrise the next day
Question 3. The following prayer is said on minor fast days
Question 4. What did leaders of the Hasidic movement recommend instead of fasting on non-fixed fast days?
Increasing one's performance of good deeds
The addition of a fourth Amidah to one's daily prayers
Preparing and eating a joyous meal
Question 5. How many minor fasts are on the Jewish calendar?
Question 6. Ta'anit Bekhorim takes place on
The 10th of Tevet
The 17th of Tammuz
The 15th of Nissan
The 1st of Nissan
The 14th of Nissan
Question 7. Ta'anit Bekhorim reminds us of which plague
The 10th--Death of the firstborn