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?

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Qustion 1. On Tisha B'Av, these are worn at minhah

Leather shoes White robes Tallit and tefillin Soiled clothing

Qustion 2. What is special name for the Shabbat immediately before Tisha B’Av?

Shabbat Hazon Shabbat Zakhor Shabbat Hahodesh Shabbat Shuva

Qustion 3. Who is the "weeping woman" in the prophet Jeremiah's dirges thought to be?

Eve Sarah Rachel Hannah Szenes Mother Israel

Qustion 4. Which European leaders expelled the Jews from their country in 1492?

King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella King Charles II Emperor Ferdinand Lucrezia Borgia None of the above.

Qustion 5. 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

Qustion 6. True or False: Eikha is read with a special cantillation tune.

True False

Qustion 7. Which tragic event is not thought to have happened on Tisha B'Bv

The capture of Bethar, which marked the final defeat of Bar Kokhba's rebellion against the Romans The signing of the edict of King Edward I compelling the Jews of England to leave the country The expulsion of the Jews from Spain Haman’s destruction of the Jews of Persia

Qustion 8. Which line in the Book of Lamentations is read aloud by the whole congregation?

"How lonely sits the city once full of people" "I thought my strength and hope in the Lord had perished" "Turn us to you, O Lord, and we will return. Renew our days as of old." "Those who died by the sword were better off than those who perished by hunger"

Qustion 9. How many weeks of communal mourning lead up to Tisha B’Av?

One Two Three Four

Qustion 10. Which of these is NOT a term for the three weeks preceding Tisha B'Av?

The Three Weeks The Days of Mourning Bein Ha-Metzarim Between the Straits
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