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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. What is Israel’s independence day called?
 Tu B’av
 Tisha B’av
 Yom Tov
 Yom Ha’atzmaut


Question 2. In modern times, Tu B’av slightly resembles what holiday in English-speaking countries?
 Valentine’s Day
 Veteran’s Day


Question 3. 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 4. Yom Hazikaron takes place the day before which holiday?
 Shemini Atzeret
 Yom Kippur
 Tu B’av
 Yom Ha’atzmaut


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
 Mount Herzl
 The Western Wall
 The Hall of Independence
 Sde Boker
 The Great Synagogue