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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. Kinot are
 Beans not to be eaten on Passover
 Prayers of mourning
 Special Torah readings
 Skits telling the story of the Temple
 Songs of praise


Question 2. On Tisha BíAv, people
 Refraining from washing
 Refraining from sexual relations
 Refraining from wearing leather
 All of the above


Question 3. Tisha B'Av never occurs
 In August
 In July
 On Shabbat
 On Tuesday
 In the Southern Hemisphere


Question 4. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
 Less than ten
 Over one million


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


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. 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