Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. The person who hears of the death of a parent, spouse, sibling or child is referred to as what up until the funeral?
Question 2. 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 3. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 4. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.
Question 5. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.
Question 6. 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 7. What is seudat havra’ah?
The morning after the funeral
A meal of consolation
A mourner who is a close friend, but not family
A gift brought to the shiva home
Question 8. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?
No, but one is required to say Kaddish.
Question 9. Which of the following is NOT a common custom during shiva?
Sitting low to the ground
Leaving doors unlocked
Turning off all electrical appliances
Question 10. 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