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. 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 2. Because the wedding feast is considered a festive meal with religious significance, it has the status of
Question 3. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?
None of the above
Question 4. True or false: Tenaim, the ceremony where the couple signs the conditions of marriage, is required by Jewish law.
Question 5. Which of these statements about yihud (seclusion) is true?
In the yihud room, a couple is alone for a period of time immediately following their marriage ceremony
Qualified witnesses must attest that the couple was secluded in the yihud room
Couples eat a small meal in the yihud room, and if they are fasting, will break their fast.
All of the above
Question 6. Which is these is NOT one of the steps in the Jewish marriage ceremony?
Question 7. If the groom does not have a ring for his bride, he is allowed to provide her with what?
A new hat
A kiss on her hand
A detailed deed
Question 8. Following the grace after meal at the wedding party, how many extra blessings are read?
Question 9. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
Question 10. 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