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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. 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 2. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel decided this should be said on Yom Ha’atzmaut?
 Al HaNissim


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. Yom Hazikaron is a memorial day for
 Those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel
 Those who were killed while in active duty in Israel's armed forces
 Those who died in the sieges of Jerusalem during the destruction of the First and Second Temples
 A & B
 A, B, & C


Question 5. What is Yom Hashoah?
 Israeli Independence Day
 Jerusalem Day
 Holocaust Remembrance Day
 The Jewish birthday for trees


Question 6. 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 7. What is the only change to the prayer liturgy on Tu B'Av?
 A special Torah reading.
 A blessing to God to ask to find true love.
 The absence of the penitential Tahanun prayer.
 The recitation of Hallel, or thanksgiving prayers.