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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
 Fasting
 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?
 Lamentations
 Chronicles
 Ruth
 Song of Songs

 

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

 

Question 7. How many weeks of communal mourning lead up to Tisha BAv?
 One
 Two
 Three
 Four