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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. The first siddur to include a prayer for the government is from
 The 5th century
 The 14th century
 The 18th century
 The Holocaust-era

 

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

 

Question 4. In modern times, Tu B’av slightly resembles what holiday in English-speaking countries?
 Valentine’s Day
 Halloween
 Thanksgiving
 Veteran’s Day

 

Question 5. Which Jewish movement created Megillat Hashoah (The Holocaust Scroll), which contains personal recollections of Holocaust survivors and is written in biblical style?
 Reform
 Conservative
 Orthodox
 Reconstructionist

 

Question 6. Original proposals for Yom HaShoah had it closer to the holiday of
 Sukkot
 Shavuot
 Passover
 Hanukkah
 Purim

 

Question 7. What is Yom Hashoah?
 Israeli Independence Day
 Jerusalem Day
 Holocaust Remembrance Day
 The Jewish birthday for trees