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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 is a kinah?
 A mournful prayer
 One of the elegies written by the Spanish philosopher Judah HaLevi
 Retellings and remembrances for destroyed Jewish communities
 All of the above.
 None of the above.


Question 2. Who composed the Book of Lamentations?
 Bar Kokhba
 Rabbi Akiva


Question 3. The Shabbat after Tisha B'Av is called
 Shabbat Gadol
 Shabbat Zahor
 Shabbat Nahamu
 Shabbat Hadash
 Shabbat Shekalim


Question 4. The edict of King Edward I that forced Jews to leave England, was enacted in


Question 5. True or False: Eikha is read with a special cantillation tune.


Question 6. On Tisha BAv, people
 Refraining from washing
 Refraining from sexual relations
 Refraining from wearing leather
 All of the above


Question 7. 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.