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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. What is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, and the day on which independence is celebrated?
 The 15th of Adar
 The 5th of Iyar
 The 19th of Adar II
 The 20th of Shvat


Question 2. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel decided this should be said on Yom Ha’atzmaut?
 Al HaNissim


Question 3. Which Jewish movement created Megillat Hashoah (The Holocaust Scroll), which contains personal recollections of Holocaust survivors and is written in biblical style?


Question 4. When does Yom Hashoah take place?
 27th of Nissan
 27th of Adar
 17th of Nissan
 17th of Adar


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 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.


Question 7. What poem, by Nathan Alterman, has been a common reading for Yom Hazikaron ceremonies?
 Magash Hakesef
 Kaddish D’Rabanan