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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 BíAv?
 Shabbat Hazon
 Shabbat Zakhor
 Shabbat Hahodesh
 Shabbat Shuva


Question 2. 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 3. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.


Question 4. Which book is read on Tisha BíAv?
 Song of Songs


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


Question 6. Which tragic event is not thought to have happened on Tisha B'Bv
 The capture of Bethar, which marked the final defeat of Bar Kokhba's rebellion against the Romans
 The signing of the edict of King Edward I compelling the Jews of England to leave the country
 The expulsion of the Jews from Spain
 Hamanís destruction of the Jews of Persia


Question 7. The Three Weeks begin on
 The 18th of Tammuz
 The 9th of Av
 The 17th of Adar
 The 17th of Tammuz
 The 1st of Av