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. When is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrated?
The 28th of Iyar
The 15th of Iyar
The 18th of Kislev
The 2nd of Shvat
Question 2. 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 3. The first siddur to include a prayer for the government is from
The 5th century
The 14th century
The 18th century
Question 4. 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 5. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel decided this should be said on Yom Ha’atzmaut?
Question 6. The first official ceremony in Israel marking Yom Hazikaron took place at
The Western Wall
The Hall of Independence
The Great Synagogue
Question 7. True or false: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim are always within the period of the Omer.