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. 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 2. Most minor fasts are connected with
The destruction of the Temple
Question 3. How many minor fasts are on the Jewish calendar?
Question 4. The 17th of Tammuz marks the beginning of
The High Holidays
The Three Weeks before Tisha B'av
The counting of the Omer
Question 5. None of the four minor fast days cannot occur
On a Tuesday
In the summer
During a leap year
Question 6. Which prophet was Gedaliah assigned to care for?
Question 7. Which king laid siege on Jerusalem, marked by the 10th of Tevet