Minor Fasts Quiz

How much do you know about these days of mourning?

The four minor fasts on the Jewish calendar commemorate tragedies in Jewish history such as the murder of Gedaliah, the Jewish governor of Judah, and the breach of the walls around Jerusalem in 70 CE.

How much do you know about these days?

Question 1 of 10
What did leaders of the Hasidic movement recommend instead of fasting on non-fixed fast days?
Question 2 of 10
Which king laid siege on Jerusalem, marked by the 10th of Tevet
Question 3 of 10
The following prayer is said on minor fast days
Question 4 of 10
What does the Fast of Esther commemorate?
Question 5 of 10
If someone voluntarily fasts on Shabbat, what is the penalty according to Jewish law?
Question 6 of 10
Which minor fast day is mentioned in the Torah?
Question 7 of 10
None of the four minor fast days can occur
Question 8 of 10
Which of the following is not a traditional Jewish fast?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these events happened, according to the Mishnah, on the 17th of Tammuz?
Question 10 of 10
Who does the Fast of Gedaliah honor?

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