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. True or false: According to the Talmud, the same rules apply to a mourner, whether male or female.
Question 3. From the time they find out about a family member's death, until the burial, mourners are in a state called
Question 4. The kaddish prayer is in what language?
Question 5. Which of these is a traditional custom after leaving a cemetery?
Washing one's hands
Saying the Shema
Taking off one's shoes
Question 6. According to Maimonides, the rules of mourning apply after the death of anyone older than
Question 7. 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 8. How long is it customary to recite kaddish after the death of a parent?
However long feels right to the mourner
Question 9. 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 10. 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