Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. When might Jewish law permit autopsies?
When the law of the land requires it
When an autopsy can help cure a disease for others in the future
Both B & C
Question 2. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.
Question 3. True or false: According to the Talmud, the same rules apply to a mourner, whether male or female.
Question 4. Which of the following was the site of a Jewish mass suicide in the face of Roman conquerors?
Question 5. Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?
All of the above
None of the above
Question 6. How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?
Question 7. 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
Question 8. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 9. Yahrzeit is observed on
Eight days after death
One month after death
11 months after death
The anniversary of the day of death
Question 10. After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?
Mah Tovu Ohalekha Ya'akov
Modeh Ani L'fanekha
Baruch Dayan HaEmet