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. Yom Hazikaron takes place the day before which holiday?
Question 2. 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 3. True or false: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim are always within the period of the Omer.
Question 4. Who do we remember on Yom Hazikaron?
The victims of the Holocaust.
The victims of anti-Jewish pogroms throughout history.
The fallen at Masada.
The soldiers of Israel's armed forces who have died.
Question 5. Original proposals for Yom HaShoah had it closer to the holiday of
Question 6. The Mishnah teaches that on the 15th of Av, the daughters of Jerusalem would wear
Question 7. What was the event that precipitated the celebration of Yom Yerushalayim?
The dedication of the Second Temple (515 B.C.E.).
The reunification of Jerusalem (1967).
The day that the modern State of Israel was founded (1948).
All of the above.
None of the above.