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 modern times, Tu Bíav slightly resembles what holiday in English-speaking countries?
Question 2. What types of public venues in Israel are closed on Yom Hashoah?
Restaurants that serve meat
All stores and outlets
Theatres, pubs, and cinemas
Question 3. What poem, by Nathan Alterman, has been a common reading for Yom Hazikaron ceremonies?
Question 4. 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 5. Which poem commemorating Israel's dead has been traditionally read on Yom Hazikaron?
"The Silver Platter."
"Jerusalem of Gold."
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 origin of Tu B'Av?
It was started on early Israeli kibbutzim as a Jewish Valentine's Day.
It was a matchmaking day for unmarried women in the second Temple period.
The date was adopted by the First Zionist Congress.
It was originally produced by JDate.
None of the above.