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. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?
Question 2. 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
Question 3. Because the wedding feast is considered a festive meal with religious significance, it has the status of
Question 4. For how many days do the wedding celebrations continue after the wedding?
Question 5. What is a halakhic prenuptial agreement?
A document that aims to prevent women from becoming agunot
An agreement that the bride gets to keep all the personal property she brought into a marriage
An agreement that the groom gets to keep all the personal property he brought into a marriage
Question 6. The huppah, or marriage canopy, symbolizes
The new home that the bride and groom are creating together
Something borrowed, and something blue
The seriousness of Yom Kippur in its white color and lack of design
The tree of life
Question 7. 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 8. What is a mikveh?
A ritual bath where brides immerse before their wedding
A ritual bath where women immerse after they menstruate
A ritual bath where converts immerse to become Jewish
All of the above
Question 9. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
Question 10. Which is these is NOT one of the steps in the Jewish marriage ceremony?