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


Question 2. What is significant about the Shabbat following Tisha B'Av?
 It is also a fast day
 Tallit are worn at Minhah instead of Shaharit
 A special haftarah, Haftarat Nahamu, is read
 One loaf of challah is eaten instead of two


Question 3. 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 4. On Tisha B'Av, these are worn at minhah
 Leather shoes
 White robes
 Tallit and tefillin
 Soiled clothing


Question 5. Which book is read on Tisha BAv?
 Song of Songs


Question 6. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.


Question 7. How many weeks of communal mourning lead up to Tisha BAv?