Divorce QuizWhat are the details of ending a Jewish marriage? What contemporary concerns figure into the discussion?
Question 1. Are prenuptial agreements permitted in Orthodox Judaism?
Yes, but only for men.
Question 2. What is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that has expertise in the laws of Jewish divorce?
Question 3. 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 4. True or false: If the court is unable to convince him, the beit din cannot mandate a divorce if the husband refuses to give the wife a get.
Question 5. True or false: Orthodox rabbis have almost completely eradicated the agunah problem.
Question 6. What is required to enact a Jewish divorce?
A court of three rabbis known as a beit din
A sofer, or scribe, to record the details.
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 7. According to the Bible, under what circumstances can a man never divorce his wife?
If it was a second marriage for both of them
If she is older than he is
If she was a virgin he had raped and was forced to marry
Any of the above
None of the above
Question 8. 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
Question 9. Which movement offers three types of get ceremonies--one initiated by the man, one initiated by the woman, and one mutually initiated?
Question 10. Which of these is a reason that a rabbinical court could force a man to grant a divorce?
If the husband has unendurable physical defects.
If he failed to provide sexual satisfaction to his wife.
If he beat his wife.
Any of the above.
None of the above.