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


Question 2. Which Jewish movement created Megillat Hashoah (The Holocaust Scroll), which contains personal recollections of Holocaust survivors and is written in biblical style?


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


Question 4. 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.


Question 5. What is Israel’s independence day called?
 Tu B’av
 Tisha B’av
 Yom Tov
 Yom Ha’atzmaut


Question 6. In Israel, which of these is always true?
 Yom Hazikaron always comes right before Yom Ha'atzmaut.
 Yom Yerushalayim always comes the day after Yom Ha'atzmaut.
 Yom Yerushalayim and Yom Ha'atzmaut are the same day.
 Yom Hazikaron is always on Shabbat.


Question 7. When do the two sirens go off in Israel on Yom Hazikaron?
 8:00 P.M. and 11 A.M.
 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 Sunset and Sunrise
 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.