Divorce QuizWhat are the details of ending a Jewish marriage? What contemporary concerns figure into the discussion?
Question 1. What is halitzah?
The pen used to enscribe a get.
The phrase that each witness recites in order to signify their approval of the divorce.
The required wedding between a woman left childless and her brother-in-law.
A ritual in which a woman left childless is not forced to marry her brother-in-law.
Question 2. Which is NOT a rabbinic requirement for a divorce?
The wife's dowry and any other property she brought into the marriage must be returned
The husband must consent to give his wife a get
The husband's absolute power in the divorce situation must be abolished
The wife must consent to the divorce
Question 3. During the divorce ritual, what does the man do to officially declare that the woman is free to remarry?
Drop the get into the woman's hands
Tear the corners of the get
Burn the get
Brings the get to a local rabbi to get his signature
Question 4. Which of the following is true while granting a divorce?
The wife hands the husband the get, or divorce decree.
The husband hands the get to the wife.
The husband drops the decree into the wife's hands.
It does not matter.
None of the above.
Question 5. True or false: If the husband/wife cannot or do not want to be present at the divorce ceremony, they may appoint agent(s) to represent them before the rabbinic court.
Question 6. Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?
A secular legal official
Question 7. What is a ketubah?
A marriage agreement
A bill of divorce
A summons to appear before the Beit Din to discuss divorce
The written amount of money a woman gets for alimony
Question 8. What is the name of the Jewish bill of divorce?
Question 9. True or false: People present at the divorce tribunal may protest the divorce.
Question 10. Is a civil divorce accepted as fully dissolving a marriage?
Yes, according to Reform Judaism.
Yes, according to Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism.
Yes, according to Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative Judaism.