Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?
Question 2. Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
Question 3. What is potentially problematic about wills?
According to Jewish law contracts cannot be enforced after one's death
A will might go against the biblical laws of inheritance
Jewish law requires one to donate all his/her assets to charity before death
According to Judaism everything belongs to God so nothing can be given away
Question 4. Traditionally, upon entering a shiva, a visitor may not speak until
They wash his/her hands
They recite the Kaddish
The mourner addresses them
The mourner recites the Kaddish
Question 5. Jews traditionally recite the viddui (confession) before they die and
On Yom Kippur
At the Passover seder
After healing from a life-threatening illness
After their bar/bat mitzvah
Question 6. True or false: In Jewish law, a dying person is not afforded the same rights as a healthy person.
Question 7. True or false: According to Jewish law, a convert is not obligated to sit shiva for a member of his/her gentile family.
Question 8. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?
No, but one is required to say Kaddish.
Question 9. What is a shomer in the context of death and mourning?
Someone who cannot attend funerals
A non-Jew who washes the dead body
Someone who guards over the body until its burial
Someone who gives a eulogy at a funeral
Question 10. According to tradition, what do Jews do to initiate the mourning period?
They get down on their knees and cry
They tear their clothing
They give money to charity
They eat a meal