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


Question 2. Which Jewish movement created Megillat Hashoah (The Holocaust Scroll), which contains personal recollections of Holocaust survivors and is written in biblical style?


Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. In modern times, Tu B’av slightly resembles what holiday in English-speaking countries?
 Valentine’s Day
 Veteran’s Day


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. True or False: It is common to light memorial candles on Yom HaShoah