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. What is Israel’s independence day called?
Question 2. In modern times, Tu B’av slightly resembles what holiday in English-speaking countries?
Question 3. The first siddur to include a prayer for the government is from
The 5th century
The 14th century
The 18th century
Question 4. Yom Hazikaron takes place the day before which holiday?
Question 5. The Israeli Knesset declared that Yom Hazikaron should fall on what date every year?
The 4th of Iyar
The 14th of Tammuz
The 10th of Tishrei
The 25th of Kislev
Question 6. What is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, and the day on which independence is celebrated?
The 15th of Adar
The 5th of Iyar
The 19th of Adar II
The 20th of Shvat
Question 7. The first official ceremony in Israel marking Yom Hazikaron took place at
The Western Wall
The Hall of Independence
The Great Synagogue