Questions for Lag B’Omer
Test in a Satmar school.
Sweet child, circle the correct answer
1: When is the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai?
A: Rosh Chodesh Iyur
B: Pesach Sheini
C: Lag B’Omer
2: What was Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai’s father’s name?
A: Rabbi Akiva
B: Rabbi Elazar
C: Rabbi Yochai
3: Who wanted to kill Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai?
A: The Greeks
B: The Romans
C: The Zionists
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