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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. Because the wedding feast is considered a festive meal with religious significance, it has the status of
 Seudat ha-makom
 Seudat havra'ah
 Seudat Purim
 Seudat mitzvah

 

Question 2. When does an aufruf ("calling up") traditionally take place?
 The morning of the couple's wedding.
 The day before the wedding.
 The Sabbath preceding the wedding.
 The final time the couple sees each other before the wedding.

 

Question 3. True or false: Tenaim, the ceremony where the couple signs the conditions of marriage, is required by Jewish law.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. Some people believe that Tuesday is a particularly good day for a Jewish wedding because
 In Genesis, on the third day of creation, the phrase "... and God saw that it was good" appears twice
 Itís cheaper than a wedding on a weekend
 Any day during the week is fine, as long as the wedding isnít on Shabbat
 To avoid two members of the family getting married on the same day

 

Question 5. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. 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 7. The ketubah is traditionally both a legal document and a
 disposable document
 artistic document
 funny document
 tax document

 

Question 8. For how many days do the wedding celebrations continue after the wedding?
 3
 5
 7
 10

 

Question 9. In Yiddish, an aufruf means
 calling up
 congratulations
 husband
 get drunk

 

Question 10. Which is NOT part of the seven blessings (sheva brachot)?
 Blessed are You, Creator of the fruit of the vine
 Gladden these beloved companions as You gladdened Your creatures in the garden of Eden
 Blessed are You, Creator of human beings
 Blessed are You, Creator of food from the earth