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


Question 3. True or false: In Israel, Independence Day is a formal holiday, so almost everyone has work and school off.


Question 4. Original proposals for Yom HaShoah had it closer to the holiday of


Question 5. Which of these holidays does NOT begin on the 15th day of the Hebrew month in which it occurs?
 Yom Yerushalayim
 Tu B'Av


Question 6. 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 7. The Mishnah teaches that on the 15th of Av, the daughters of Jerusalem would wear
 Black robes
 White clothing
 Natural fibers
 Straw hats
 No leather