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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 is significant about the Shabbat following Tisha B'Av?
 It is also a fast day
 Tallit are worn at Minhah instead of Shaharit
 A special haftarah, Haftarat Nahamu, is read
 One loaf of challah is eaten instead of two


Question 2. What is special name for the Shabbat immediately before Tisha B’Av?
 Shabbat Hazon
 Shabbat Zakhor
 Shabbat Hahodesh
 Shabbat Shuva


Question 3. 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 4. Who was Bar Kokhba?
 The last High Priest before the destruction of the Temple
 The Jew who betrayed Jerusalem to the Romans
 A Jewish warrior who fought against the Romans
 The composer of Lamentations


Question 5. The Kotel is also known as the
 Eastern Wall
 Northern Wall
 Southern Wall
 Western Wall
 Northwestern Wall


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


Question 7. True or False: Eikha is read with a special cantillation tune.