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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. When does Yom Hashoah take place?
 27th of Nissan
 27th of Adar
 17th of Nissan
 17th of Adar


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. What is Israel’s independence day called?
 Tu B’av
 Tisha B’av
 Yom Tov
 Yom Ha’atzmaut


Question 4. What types of public venues in Israel are closed on Yom Hashoah?
 Restaurants that serve meat
 All stores and outlets
 Non-kosher restaurants
 Theatres, pubs, and cinemas


Question 5. Which of these holidays does NOT begin on the 15th day of the Hebrew month in which it occurs?
 Yom Yerushalayim
 Tu B'Av


Question 6. 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 7. True or False: It is common to light memorial candles on Yom HaShoah