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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. True or False: Torah study is not permitted on Tisha B'Av.


Question 2. Kinot are
 Beans not to be eaten on Passover
 Prayers of mourning
 Special Torah readings
 Skits telling the story of the Temple
 Songs of praise


Question 3. Tisha B’Av marks remembers the
 Expulsion of the Jews from England
 Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem
 Jews who were killed during the Spanish Inquisition
 Six million Jewish lives that were lost during the Holocaust


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


Question 5. 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 6. How many weeks of communal mourning lead up to Tisha B’Av?


Question 7. The two major sects of Judaism after the destruction of the Temple were
 The Reform and Orthodox
 The Ashkenazic and Sephardic
 The Pharisees and Sadducees
 The Tannaim and Amoraim
 The Kohans and Levis