Divorce QuizWhat are the details of ending a Jewish marriage? What contemporary concerns figure into the discussion?
Question 1. 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.
Question 2. True or false: Orthodox rabbis have almost completely eradicated the agunah problem.
Question 3. Which of these statements about mamzerim is true?
They may only marry converts or other mamzerim
They are the result of an adulterous or incestuous union
Although they are limited in who they can marry, they suffer no other penalties according to Jewish law
All of the above
Question 4. 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 5. When might a conditional get be granted?
Before marriage, just in case anything happens to the husband
If the husband expects to face a situation of mortal danger
If the husband falls ill
By the Beit Din, in case the husband couldn't grant a get before he died
Question 6. What is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that has expertise in the laws of Jewish divorce?
Question 7. 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 8. True or false: Divorce is a mitzvah.
Question 9. Which of these details does NOT appear on a traditional get?
The name of the nearest river
The reason for the divorce
All the names and nicknames of both parties
Question 10. What is a shetar piturin?
A series of questions the rabbi must ask the husband to make sure he is legally able to divorce his wife
A document of release granted by the rabbi, which allows divorcees to remarry
A specified amount of money that the husband must pay the wife upon divorce
The rabbinic court which has expertise in the laws of Jewish divorce