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. What is Yom Hashoah?
Israeli Independence Day
Holocaust Remembrance Day
The Jewish birthday for trees
Question 2. The Mishnah teaches that on the 15th of Av, the daughters of Jerusalem would wear
Question 3. What is the National Bible Quiz?
A tournament in which ultra-Orthodox students vie about Torah and Talmud.
A spelling bee-like competition of Jewish students from around the world based on the Tanakh.
A television game show that culminates on Yom Ha'atzmaut.
A yearly questionnaire that every Israeli citizen receives in the mail.
Question 4. When does Yom Hashoah take place?
27th of Nissan
27th of Adar
17th of Nissan
17th of Adar
Question 5. What was the event that precipitated the celebration of Yom Yerushalayim?
The dedication of the Second Temple (515 B.C.E.).
The reunification of Jerusalem (1967).
The day that the modern State of Israel was founded (1948).
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 6. True or false: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim are always within the period of the Omer.
Question 7. Which of these holidays does NOT begin on the 15th day of the Hebrew month in which it occurs?