Tisha B'Av QuizThe 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. 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 2. Which of these is NOT a term for the three weeks preceding Tisha B'Av?
The Three Weeks
The Days of Mourning
Between the Straits
Question 3. Which Byzantine emperor allowed Jews to pray at the Western Wall on Tisha B'av
Question 4. 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 5. Who composed the Book of Lamentations?
Question 6. In the three-week period before Tisha B’Av, which of these activities do traditional Jews refrain from?
Hosting or attending celebrations, such as weddings
Listening to music
Shaving and getting haircuts
All 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