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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. The edict of King Edward I that forced Jews to leave England, was enacted in


Question 2. Tisha B'Av never occurs
 In August
 In July
 On Shabbat
 On Tuesday
 In the Southern Hemisphere


Question 3. What is the Hebrew term for the Book of Lamentations?
 Shir HaShirim


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


Question 6. When is Tisha BAv observed?
 On the 7th of Av
 On the 9th of Av
 On the 10th of Adar
 On the 9th of Adar


Question 7. "You will be offered for sale as slaves, and there will be no one willing to buy" is an ancient curse, foreshadowing Tisha B'Av and comes from:
 The Torah
 The Talmud
 The Mechilta
 Rabbi Kook
 None of the above.