Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. Jewish caskets are traditionally made out of what material?
Question 2. From the time they find out about a family member's death, until the burial, mourners are in a state called
Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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 6. Which of the following was the site of a Jewish mass suicide in the face of Roman conquerors?
Question 7. What is tahara?
The tallit one is buried in
A ritual cleansing of the deceased
The prayer said while lowering the casket into the ground
A prayer said for missing persons
Question 8. How long is it customary to recite kaddish after the death of a parent?
However long feels right to the mourner
Question 9. The kaddish prayer is in what language?
Question 10. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.