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 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. When is Tisha BíAv observed?
On the 7th of Av
On the 9th of Av
On the 10th of Adar
On the 9th of Adar
Question 3. How many weeks of communal mourning lead up to Tisha BíAv?
Question 4. 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
Question 5. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
Less than ten
Over one million
Question 6. 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 7. Which line in the Book of Lamentations is read aloud by the whole congregation?
"How lonely sits the city once full of people"
"I thought my strength and hope in the Lord had perished"
"Turn us to you, O Lord, and we will return. Renew our days as of old."
"Those who died by the sword were better off than those who perished by hunger"