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 of :

Qustion 1. Who is the "weeping woman" in the prophet Jeremiah's dirges thought to be?

Eve Sarah Rachel Hannah Szenes Mother Israel

Qustion 2. 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

Qustion 3. In what year were Jews expelled from Spain, one of the Jewish tragedies marked in Tisha B’av?

980 1450 1492 1889

Qustion 4. 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

Qustion 5. 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 6. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.

True False

Qustion 7. What is the Hebrew term for the Book of Lamentations?

Esther Gemara Eikha Shir HaShirim

Qustion 8. The Shabbat after Tisha B'Av is called

Shabbat Gadol Shabbat Zahor Shabbat Nahamu Shabbat Hadash Shabbat Shekalim

Qustion 9. According to the Talmud, for what action were the Jews punished with the Temple's destruction?

The report of the spies about Israel The making of the Golden Calf Moses striking the rock Idol worship

Qustion 10. What is special name for the Shabbat immediately before Tisha B’Av?

Shabbat Hazon Shabbat Zakhor Shabbat Hahodesh Shabbat Shuva
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