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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. Who first allowed Jews to pray at the Western Wall?
 Herod
 Hadrian
 Nebuchadnezzar
 Solomon
 None of the above

 

Question 2. 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 3. Which book is read on Tisha BíAv?
 Lamentations
 Chronicles
 Ruth
 Song of Songs

 

Question 4. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
 Less than ten
 500
 10,000
 Over one million

 

Question 5. What is the Hebrew term for the Book of Lamentations?
 Esther
 Gemara
 Eikha
 Shir HaShirim

 

Question 6. 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 7. 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