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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. When is Tisha BAv observed?
 On the 7th of Av
 On the 9th of Av
 On the 10th of Adar
 On the 9th of Adar

 

Question 2. Tisha B'Av never occurs
 In August
 In July
 On Shabbat
 On Tuesday
 In the Southern Hemisphere

 

Question 3. On Tisha BAv, people
 Refraining from washing
 Refraining from sexual relations
 Fasting
 Refraining from wearing leather
 All of the above

 

Question 4. True or false: The day before Tisha B'Av, one should feast like a king and have great joy.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. Who first allowed Jews to pray at the Western Wall?
 Herod
 Hadrian
 Nebuchadnezzar
 Solomon
 None of the above

 

Question 6. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
 Less than ten
 500
 10,000
 Over one million

 

Question 7. 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