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Modern Holidays Quiz

Contemporary 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. Yom Hazikaron takes place the day before which holiday?
 Shemini Atzeret
 Yom Kippur
 Tu B’av
 Yom Ha’atzmaut

 

Question 2. When did Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) first come into existence?
 After Israel won the War of Independence
 When the British Mandate in Palestine ended
 After the Six-Day War
 After the First Intifada

 

Question 3. True or false: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim are always within the period of the Omer.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. Who do we remember on Yom Hazikaron?
 The victims of the Holocaust.
 The victims of anti-Jewish pogroms throughout history.
 The fallen at Masada.
 The soldiers of Israel's armed forces who have died.

 

Question 5. Original proposals for Yom HaShoah had it closer to the holiday of
 Sukkot
 Shavuot
 Passover
 Hanukkah
 Purim

 

Question 6. The Mishnah teaches that on the 15th of Av, the daughters of Jerusalem would wear
 Black robes
 White clothing
 Natural fibers
 Straw hats
 No leather

 

Question 7. 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.