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. True or False: Is the Fast of Esther always observed on the day before Purim?
Question 2. None of the four minor fast days cannot occur
On a Tuesday
In the summer
During a leap year
Question 3. Ta'anit Bekhorim reminds us of which plague
The 10th--Death of the firstborn
Question 4. Who does the Fast of Gedaliah honor?
A Babylonian-appointed official who was put in charge of the Jews
One of the fairest and most equitable judges in the Book of Judges
A non-Jewish woman who married the evil king Nebuchadnezzar and murdered him in his sleep
The first and fifth Chabad rebbes
Question 5. Minor fasts last from...
Sunset the evening before to the following sunset
Sunrise to sunset
From 9 am to 5 pm
From Shema during Shaharit to Shema during Maariv
Sunrise to sunrise the next day
Question 6. The 17th of Tammuz marks the beginning of
The High Holidays
The Three Weeks before Tisha B'av
The counting of the Omer
Question 7. Which prophet was Gedaliah assigned to care for?