Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. What is a hevra kaddisha?
A funeral home
A burial society
Question 2. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.
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. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.
Question 5. After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?
Mah Tovu Ohalekha Ya'akov
Modeh Ani L'fanekha
Baruch Dayan HaEmet
Question 6. True or false: According to the Talmud, the same rules apply to a mourner, whether male or female.
Question 7. 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 8. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?
No, but one is required to say Kaddish.
Question 9. How is suicide treated in Jewish tradition?
The bible directly prohibits suicide
There is no mention of suicide in the bible or Talmud
There is a reference to the prohibition of suicide in the Talmud, but not in the bible
The bible treats suicide as an unfortunate, but ultimately permissible, action
Question 10. Which of these is traditionally placed on a Jewish gravestone as a memorial?