Tisha B’Av Quiz

How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?

The fast day Tisha B’Av commemorates the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem and many other tragedies throughout Jewish history.


Question 1 of 10
What is the Hebrew term for the Book of Lamentations?
Question 2 of 10
Which line in the Book of Lamentations is read aloud by the whole congregation?
Question 3 of 10
Who first allowed Jews to pray at the Western Wall?
Question 4 of 10
True or False: Eikha is read with a special cantillation tune.
Question 5 of 10
According to the Talmud, for what action were the Jews punished with the Temple's destruction?
Question 6 of 10
How many weeks of communal mourning lead up to Tisha B’Av?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: The day before Tisha B'Av, one should feast like a king and have great joy.
Question 8 of 10
What is special name for the Shabbat immediately before Tisha B’Av?
Question 9 of 10
True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.
Question 10 of 10
Beginning on the 1st of Av, traditionally people