Minor Fasts QuizThe 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. Which prophet was Gedaliah assigned to care for?
Question 2. Ta'anit Bekhorim takes place on
The 10th of Tevet
The 17th of Tammuz
The 15th of Nissan
The 1st of Nissan
The 14th of Nissan
Question 3. Some people fast on the 7th day of Adar, which is believed to be...
The day Moses received the Ten Commandments
The day the Red Sea split into two
The day Moses died
The day Pharaoh died
The day the world was created
Question 4. Ta'anit Bekhorim reminds us of which plague
The 10th--Death of the firstborn
Question 5. Which is not a reason to hold a personal fast?
The death of a close relative
Forgetting to fast on a public fast day
Asking forgiveness from God
A bad dream
Question 6. This tractate of the Talmud is devoted to public fast days
Question 7. Most minor fasts are connected with
The destruction of the Temple