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. When is Yom Hashoah, in relation to other holidays on the Jewish calendar?
A week after the first day of Passover, and a week before Shavuot
A week after the seventh day of Passover, and a week before Yom Hazikaron
A week after the seventh day of Sukkot, and one day before Simchat Torah
Five days after Rosh Hashanah, and five days before Yom Kippur
Question 2. In modern times, Tu B’av slightly resembles what holiday in English-speaking countries?
Question 3. Yom Hazikaron takes place the day before which holiday?
Question 4. Original proposals for Yom HaShoah had it closer to the holiday of
Question 5. True or False: It is common to light memorial candles on Yom HaShoah
Question 6. Which Jewish movement created Megillat Hashoah (The Holocaust Scroll), which contains personal recollections of Holocaust survivors and is written in biblical style?
Question 7. When is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrated?
The 28th of Iyar
The 15th of Iyar
The 18th of Kislev
The 2nd of Shvat