Tisha B'Av QuizThe 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 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 2. In the three-week period before Tisha BíAv, which of these activities do traditional Jews refrain from?
Hosting or attending celebrations, such as weddings
Listening to music
Shaving and getting haircuts
All of the above
Question 3. Tisha B'Av never occurs
In the Southern Hemisphere
Question 4. Which tragic event is not thought to have happened on Tisha B'Bv
The capture of Bethar, which marked the final defeat of Bar Kokhba's rebellion against the Romans
The signing of the edict of King Edward I compelling the Jews of England to leave the country
The expulsion of the Jews from Spain
Hamanís destruction of the Jews of Persia
Question 5. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
Less than ten
Over one million
Question 6. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.
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