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. 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 2. What does the Fast of Esther commemorate?
The day the Jews were to be slaughtered, until Esther appealed to the king and saved them
The fast Esther began prior to visiting the king
The day that Haman led Mordecai through the streets of Shushan
The yahrzeit of Esther
Question 3. Which fast day only applies to certain people?
Tenth of Tevet
Fast of the Firstborn
Fast of Esther
Question 4. What anniversary does the Tenth of Tevet mark?
The birthday of Nebuchadnezzar, the tyrant who exiled the Jews
The beginning of the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem
The day before the first Passover offering
The day that the walls of Jerusalem were breached
Question 5. This tractate of the Talmud is devoted to public fast days
Question 6. Which king laid siege on Jerusalem, marked by the 10th of Tevet
Question 7. Ta'anit Bekhorim reminds us of which plague
The 10th--Death of the firstborn