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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. Who do we remember on Yom Hazikaron?
 The victims of the Holocaust.
 The victims of anti-Jewish pogroms throughout history.
 The fallen at Masada.
 The soldiers of Israel's armed forces who have died.


Question 2. What poem, by Nathan Alterman, has been a common reading for Yom Hazikaron ceremonies?
 Magash Hakesef
 Kaddish DíRabanan


Question 3. Yom Hazikaron is a memorial day for
 Those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel
 Those who were killed while in active duty in Israel's armed forces
 Those who died in the sieges of Jerusalem during the destruction of the First and Second Temples
 A & B
 A, B, & C


Question 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.


Question 5. When is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrated?
 The 28th of Iyar
 The 15th of Iyar
 The 18th of Kislev
 The 2nd of Shvat


Question 6. What is Yom Hashoah?
 Israeli Independence Day
 Jerusalem Day
 Holocaust Remembrance Day
 The Jewish birthday for trees


Question 7. Often said on Yom Yerushalayim, ir shehubrah lah yahdai means
 A city that is compact together
 A city that is very pretty
 A city that has a wall
 A city in Israel
 Jerusalem, our holy capital