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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. In the three-week period before Tisha BAv, which of these activities do traditional Jews refrain from?
 Hosting or attending celebrations, such as weddings
 Listening to music
 Shaving and getting haircuts
 All of the above


Question 2. Which king was responsible for the destruction of the First Temple?
 King Nebuchadnezzar
 King Titus
 King Antiochus
 King Ahab


Question 3. The Shabbat after Tisha B'Av is called
 Shabbat Gadol
 Shabbat Zahor
 Shabbat Nahamu
 Shabbat Hadash
 Shabbat Shekalim


Question 4. True or false: The day before Tisha B'Av, one should feast like a king and have great joy.


Question 5. What is the Hebrew term for the Book of Lamentations?
 Shir HaShirim


Question 6. 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 7. When is Tisha BAv observed?
 On the 7th of Av
 On the 9th of Av
 On the 10th of Adar
 On the 9th of Adar