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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. Often said on Yom Yerushalayim, ir shehubrah lah yahdai means
 A city that is compact together
 A city that is very pretty
 A city that has a wall
 A city in Israel
 Jerusalem, our holy capital


Question 2. 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 3. In the Second Temple period, what kind of holiday was Tu B’av?
 A day when the majority of couples got married
 A matchmaking day for unmarried people
 A day for offering special sacrifices in the Temple
 A day when farmers and artisans would bring their goods to Jerusalem and sell them


Question 4. Original proposals for Yom HaShoah had it closer to the holiday of


Question 5. Yom Ha'atzmaut is the anniversary of whose announcement of the creation of State of Israel?
 Moshe Dayan
 Golda Meir
 David Ben-Gurion
 Tzipi Livni
 None of the above.


Question 6. Yom Hazikaron takes place the day before which holiday?
 Shemini Atzeret
 Yom Kippur
 Tu B’av
 Yom Ha’atzmaut


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