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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 special name for the Shabbat immediately before Tisha BAv?
 Shabbat Hazon
 Shabbat Zakhor
 Shabbat Hahodesh
 Shabbat Shuva


Question 2. Who was Bar Kokhba?
 The last High Priest before the destruction of the Temple
 The Jew who betrayed Jerusalem to the Romans
 A Jewish warrior who fought against the Romans
 The composer of Lamentations


Question 3. The Kotel is also known as the
 Eastern Wall
 Northern Wall
 Southern Wall
 Western Wall
 Northwestern Wall


Question 4. True or False: Eikha is read with a special cantillation tune.


Question 5. At the meal immediately after Tisha BAv, what two items are traditionally not consumed?
 Wine and meat
 Dairy and liquor
 Challah and wine
 Fish and meat


Question 6. In what year were Jews expelled from Spain, one of the Jewish tragedies marked in Tisha Bav?


Question 7. Which line in the Book of Lamentations is read aloud by the whole congregation?
 "How lonely sits the city once full of people"
 "I thought my strength and hope in the Lord had perished"
 "Turn us to you, O Lord, and we will return. Renew our days as of old."
 "Those who died by the sword were better off than those who perished by hunger"