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Tisha B'Av Quiz

The fast day Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem and many other tragedies throughout Jewish history. How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?



Question 1. What does the beginning of the Three Weeks mark?
 The final siege of Jerusalem that led to the Second Temple’s destruction
 The final siege of Jerusalem that led to the First Temple’s destruction
 The time that people must beginning cleaning their houses for Passover
 Each week commemorates one of the pilgrimage festivals

 

Question 2. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
 Less than ten
 500
 10,000
 Over one million

 

Question 3. Kinot are
 Beans not to be eaten on Passover
 Prayers of mourning
 Special Torah readings
 Skits telling the story of the Temple
 Songs of praise

 

Question 4. On Tisha B'Av, these are worn at minhah
 Leather shoes
 White robes
 Tallit and tefillin
 Soiled clothing

 

Question 5. What is special name for the Shabbat immediately before Tisha B’Av?
 Shabbat Hazon
 Shabbat Zakhor
 Shabbat Hahodesh
 Shabbat Shuva

 

Question 6. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. What is a kinah?
 A mournful prayer
 One of the elegies written by the Spanish philosopher Judah HaLevi
 Retellings and remembrances for destroyed Jewish communities
 All of the above.
 None of the above.