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. 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 2. What is Israel’s independence day called?
Question 3. 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 4. The first official ceremony in Israel marking Yom Hazikaron took place at
The Western Wall
The Hall of Independence
The Great Synagogue
Question 5. What poem, by Nathan Alterman, has been a common reading for Yom Hazikaron ceremonies?
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. Yom Hazikaron takes place the day before which holiday?