Weddings QuizWhen 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
Question 2. 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 3. Which of these has been suggested to explain why a glass is broken at the end of a Jewish wedding ceremony?
It recalls those individuals who do not have the freedom to celebrate either religiously or publicly
It commemorates the destruction of the Temple
It is an act of noisemaking employed to chase away demons that might attack the couple
All of the above
Question 4. True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
Question 5. Guests at a Jewish wedding should be sure to
Cover their arms, legs, and faces
Fast on the day of the wedding
Arrive at least an hour early to get a good seat
Wish the couple "Mazal tov!"
Question 6. True or false: Tenaim, the ceremony where the couple signs the conditions of marriage, is required by Jewish law.
Question 7. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?
Question 8. On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
Question 9. What is a Jewish bill of divorce?
Question 10. On which of these dates is a wedding NOT traditionally prohibited?
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