Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. From the time they find out about a family member's death, until the burial, mourners are in a state called
Question 2. True or false: According to Jewish law, a convert is not obligated to sit shiva for a member of his/her gentile family.
Question 3. After the establishment of the State of Israel, what did Israel's Knesset decide was the only crime punishable by death?
Treason during war
Destruction of holy sites
Question 4. According to Jewish tradition, one is obligated to observe mourning rituals for the following relatives
Father, mother, son, and daughter
Father, brother, son, and husband
Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, and spouse
Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, and spouse
Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. Traditionally, if a bride or groom suffers the loss of parent within the 30 days leading up to the wedding, the wedding is to be:
Postponed until after sheloshim, the first 30 days of mourning
Postponed until after the full 12-month mourning period required for a parent
Held on the original date, but with restrictions on the joyousness of the event
Held on the original date with no restrictions on the joyousness of the event
Question 8. When is the El Maleh Rahamim ("God full of compassion") prayer traditionally said?
Immediately upon hearing the news of someone's death
Before visitors say goodbye to the mourners at a shiva
At a burial
All of the above
Question 9. After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?
Mah Tovu Ohalekha Ya'akov
Modeh Ani L'fanekha
Baruch Dayan HaEmet
Question 10. Yahrzeit is observed on
Eight days after death
One month after death
11 months after death
The anniversary of the day of death