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. Original proposals for Yom HaShoah had it closer to the holiday of
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. 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 4. True or false: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim are always within the period of the Omer.
Question 5. 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 6. What was the event that precipitated the celebration of Yom Yerushalayim?
The dedication of the Second Temple (515 B.C.E.).
The reunification of Jerusalem (1967).
The day that the modern State of Israel was founded (1948).
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 7. 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