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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. Which of these is NOT a term for the three weeks preceding Tisha B'Av?
 The Three Weeks
 The Days of Mourning
 Bein Ha-Metzarim
 Between the Straits


Question 2. 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.


Question 3. "You will be offered for sale as slaves, and there will be no one willing to buy" is an ancient curse, foreshadowing Tisha B'Av and comes from:
 The Torah
 The Talmud
 The Mechilta
 Rabbi Kook
 None of the above.


Question 4. Who first allowed Jews to pray at the Western Wall?
 None of the above


Question 5. Which king was responsible for the destruction of the First Temple?
 King Nebuchadnezzar
 King Titus
 King Antiochus
 King Ahab


Question 6. The Kotel is also known as the
 Eastern Wall
 Northern Wall
 Southern Wall
 Western Wall
 Northwestern Wall


Question 7. The Three Weeks begin on
 The 18th of Tammuz
 The 9th of Av
 The 17th of Adar
 The 17th of Tammuz
 The 1st of Av