Tisha B'Av QuizThe 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