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Tisha B'Av Quiz

The fast day Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem and many other tragedies throughout Jewish history. How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?



Question 1. What does the beginning of the Three Weeks mark?
 The final siege of Jerusalem that led to the Second Temple’s destruction
 The final siege of Jerusalem that led to the First Temple’s destruction
 The time that people must beginning cleaning their houses for Passover
 Each week commemorates one of the pilgrimage festivals

 

Question 2. On Tisha B'Av, these are worn at minhah
 Leather shoes
 White robes
 Tallit and tefillin
 Soiled clothing

 

Question 3. On Tisha B’Av, people
 Refraining from washing
 Refraining from sexual relations
 Fasting
 Refraining from wearing leather
 All of the above

 

Question 4. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. True or False: Torah study is not permitted on Tisha B'Av.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. Which European leaders expelled the Jews from their country in 1492?
 King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
 King Charles II
 Emperor Ferdinand
 Lucrezia Borgia
 None of the above.

 

Question 7. What is special name for the Shabbat immediately before Tisha B’Av?
 Shabbat Hazon
 Shabbat Zakhor
 Shabbat Hahodesh
 Shabbat Shuva