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Weddings Quiz

When planning a Jewish wedding, there are laws and traditions concerning everything from the engagement, to the procession, to the week after the wedding. How much do you know about Jewish weddings?



Question 1. Which of these practices aims to make the traditional Jewish wedding more egalitarian?
 Inserting the Lieberman clause in the ketubah
 Using a "brit ahuvim" (covenant of lovers) instead of a ketubah
 Asking women to be witnesses
 All of the above

 

Question 2. The ketubah is traditionally both a legal document and a
 disposable document
 artistic document
 funny document
 tax document

 

Question 3. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?
 Egalitarianism
 Socioeconomic diversity
 Relative morality
 None of the above

 

Question 4. What is a ketubah?
 A table
 A prayer shawl
 A marriage contract
 A seclusion room

 

Question 5. Agunot are women whose husbands
 Refuse to give them a bill of divorce
 Left them for another woman
 Cheated on them
 Died and left them as widows

 

Question 6. Which of these acts is NOT involved when entering a mikveh?
 being nude
 treading for 2 minutes
 immersing yourself 2-3 times
 saying one blessing

 

Question 7. Which is these is NOT one of the steps in the Jewish marriage ceremony?
 Bedeken
 Mohar
 Erusin
 Nissuin

 

Question 8. What is the name of the circle dance that is traditionally performed at Jewish wedding parties?
 Hora
 Klezmer
 Sheitel
 Polka

 

Question 9. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
 To love
 To party
 To bless
 To write

 

Question 10. On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
 Aufruf
 Tisch
 Bedeken
 Huppah