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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.


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
 Over one million


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


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


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