Modern Holidays QuizContemporary Jews observe holidays that commemorate events in recent Jewish history such as the Holocaust and the creation of the State of Israel. How much do you know about modern Jewish holidays?
Question 1. The first siddur to include a prayer for the government is from
The 5th century
The 14th century
The 18th century
Question 2. In Israel, which of these is always true?
Yom Hazikaron always comes right before Yom Ha'atzmaut.
Yom Yerushalayim always comes the day after Yom Ha'atzmaut.
Yom Yerushalayim and Yom Ha'atzmaut are the same day.
Yom Hazikaron is always on Shabbat.
Question 3. True or False: It is common to light memorial candles on Yom HaShoah
Question 4. In modern times, Tu B’av slightly resembles what holiday in English-speaking countries?
Question 5. Which Jewish movement created Megillat Hashoah (The Holocaust Scroll), which contains personal recollections of Holocaust survivors and is written in biblical style?
Question 6. Original proposals for Yom HaShoah had it closer to the holiday of
Question 7. What is Yom Hashoah?
Israeli Independence Day
Holocaust Remembrance Day
The Jewish birthday for trees