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. In Israel, which of these is always true?
Yom Hazikaron always comes right before Yom Ha'atzmaut.
Yom Yerushalayim always comes the day after Yom Ha'atzmaut.
Yom Yerushalayim and Yom Ha'atzmaut are the same day.
Yom Hazikaron is always on Shabbat.
Question 2. When did Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) first come into existence?
After Israel won the War of Independence
When the British Mandate in Palestine ended
After the Six-Day War
After the First Intifada
Question 3. In modern times, Tu Bíav slightly resembles what holiday in English-speaking countries?
Question 4. In Israel, how does the transition from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Ha'atzmaut take place?
At a ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, where the flag is raised from half mast to the top of the flagpole
At a torch-lighting ceremony at the Knesset
At a huge daytime parade with music and speeches
With the ceremony that grants the "Israel Prize," recognizing individual Israelis for their unique contribution to the country's culture, science, arts, and the humanities
Question 5. The first siddur to include a prayer for the government is from
The 5th century
The 14th century
The 18th century
Question 6. What poem, by Nathan Alterman, has been a common reading for Yom Hazikaron ceremonies?
Question 7. True or False: It is common to light memorial candles on Yom HaShoah