Divorce QuizWhat are the details of ending a Jewish marriage? What contemporary concerns figure into the discussion?
Question 1. Which book of the Torah says that if a wife "fails to please [a husband] because he finds something obnoxious about herů he writes her a bill of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house"?
Question 2. Which movement offers three types of get ceremonies--one initiated by the man, one initiated by the woman, and one mutually initiated?
Question 3. True or false: Divorce is a mitzvah.
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. During a traditional Jewish divorce ceremony, why does the rabbi tear the four corners of the get?
To symbolize that the marriage has been torn and cannot be reconstructed
To ensure that the get will not be reused
To signify that the divorce ceremony is over
To make a sound that could frighten away demons
Question 6. 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 7. True or false: Orthodox rabbis have almost completely eradicated the agunah problem.
Question 8. Which of these procedures involves a shoe?
Granting a get.
Granting a get.
A conditional get.
Question 9. 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.
Question 10. What is the name of the Jewish bill of divorce?