Modern Holidays QuizContemporary 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. The Israeli Knesset declared that Yom Hazikaron should fall on what date every year?
The 4th of Iyar
The 14th of Tammuz
The 10th of Tishrei
The 25th of Kislev
Question 3. Which poem commemorating Israel's dead has been traditionally read on Yom Hazikaron?
"The Silver Platter."
"Jerusalem of Gold."
Question 4. The Mishnah teaches that on the 15th of Av, the daughters of Jerusalem would wear
Question 5. True or false: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim are always within the period of the Omer.
Question 6. The first siddur to include a prayer for the government is from
The 5th century
The 14th century
The 18th century
Question 7. 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.