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

 

Question 2. 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 3. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
 Less than ten
 500
 10,000
 Over one million

 

Question 4. On Tisha BAv, people
 Refraining from washing
 Refraining from sexual relations
 Fasting
 Refraining from wearing leather
 All of the above

 

Question 5. True or False: Torah study is not permitted on Tisha B'Av.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. The Shabbat after Tisha B'Av is called
 Shabbat Gadol
 Shabbat Zahor
 Shabbat Nahamu
 Shabbat Hadash
 Shabbat Shekalim

 

Question 7. What was the Western Wall originally the wall of?
 The First Temple
 The Second Temple
 The Old City of Jerusalem
 Al-Aqsa Mosque