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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. 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
 Seudat ha-makom
 Seudat havra'ah
 Seudat Purim
 Seudat mitzvah


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
 A get


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?