Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. Yahrzeit is observed on
Eight days after death
One month after death
11 months after death
The anniversary of the day of death
Question 2. Which of the following was the site of a Jewish mass suicide in the face of Roman conquerors?
Question 3. Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?
All of the above
None of the above
Question 4. What is potentially problematic about wills?
According to Jewish law contracts cannot be enforced after one's death
A will might go against the biblical laws of inheritance
Jewish law requires one to donate all his/her assets to charity before death
According to Judaism everything belongs to God so nothing can be given away
Question 5. What is an ethical will?
A will that is signed by a lawyer
Another name for the Ten Commandments
A letter parents write to their children telling them all the lessons they have learned in their life
A letter parents write to their children allotting their money after they die
Question 6. 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 7. True or false: According to the Talmud, the same rules apply to a mourner, whether male or female.
Question 8. True or false: According to Jewish law, a convert is not obligated to sit shiva for a member of his/her gentile family.
Question 9. What is a hevra kaddisha?
A funeral home
A burial society
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