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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. 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 2. At the meal immediately after Tisha B’Av, what two items are traditionally not consumed?
 Wine and meat
 Dairy and liquor
 Challah and wine
 Fish and meat


Question 3. 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


Question 4. Who is the "weeping woman" in the prophet Jeremiah's dirges thought to be?
 Hannah Szenes
 Mother Israel


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


Question 7. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.