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. What is the name of the Jewish bill of divorce?
Question 3. What is the ceremony called in which a childless widow's brother-in-law is released from his obligation to marry his late brother's wife?
Question 4. Which of these statements best describes the Reform movement's policy on divorce?
The moment a couple divorces in a civil court in the U.S., their marriage is considered dissolved in the eyes of Jewish law.
A get is absolutely required, but it can be initiated by either the husband or the wife.
A get is required to end marriages between a man and a woman, but not to end same-sex marriages.
When a man divorces the wife of his youth, even the altar of God sheds tears.
Question 5. Once divorced, is a couple allowed to remarry each other, according to Jewish law?
Yes, but only with rabbinical approval.
Question 6. 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 7. If a man refuses to give his wife a Jewish bill of divorce, what is her legal status?
She is considered a "chained wife" who cannot remarry
She is shunned by society
She can become a mistress to another man
She has to be a servant in her husband's household
Question 8. True or false: Divorce is a mitzvah.
Question 9. True or false: People present at the divorce tribunal may protest the divorce.
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