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 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 2. When is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrated?
The 28th of Iyar
The 15th of Iyar
The 18th of Kislev
The 2nd of Shvat
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. What is Israel’s independence day called?
Question 5. In Israel, how does the transition from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Ha'atzmaut take place?
At a ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, where the flag is raised from half mast to the top of the flagpole
At a torch-lighting ceremony at the Knesset
At a huge daytime parade with music and speeches
With the ceremony that grants the "Israel Prize," recognizing individual Israelis for their unique contribution to the country's culture, science, arts, and the humanities
Question 6. What is Yom Hashoah?
Israeli Independence Day
Holocaust Remembrance Day
The Jewish birthday for trees
Question 7. Which poem commemorating Israel's dead has been traditionally read on Yom Hazikaron?
"The Silver Platter."
"Jerusalem of Gold."