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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. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
 Less than ten
 Over one million


Question 3. What was the Western Wall originally the wall of?
 The First Temple
 The Second Temple
 The Old City of Jerusalem
 Al-Aqsa Mosque


Question 4. Tisha B'Av never occurs
 In August
 In July
 On Shabbat
 On Tuesday
 In the Southern Hemisphere


Question 5. Which of these is NOT a term for the three weeks preceding Tisha B'Av?
 The Three Weeks
 The Days of Mourning
 Bein Ha-Metzarim
 Between the Straits


Question 6. The Kotel is also known as the
 Eastern Wall
 Northern Wall
 Southern Wall
 Western Wall
 Northwestern Wall


Question 7. The edict of King Edward I that forced Jews to leave England, was enacted in