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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. At the meal immediately after Tisha BAv, what two items are traditionally not consumed?
 Wine and meat
 Dairy and liquor
 Challah and wine
 Fish and meat


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


Question 4. The Kotel is also known as the
 Eastern Wall
 Northern Wall
 Southern Wall
 Western Wall
 Northwestern Wall


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


Question 6. Who composed the Book of Lamentations?
 Bar Kokhba
 Rabbi Akiva


Question 7. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
 Less than ten
 Over one million