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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. What is the name of the circle dance that is traditionally performed at Jewish wedding parties?
 Hora
 Klezmer
 Sheitel
 Polka

 

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

 

Question 4. 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 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. 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 7. Which of these practices aims to make the traditional Jewish wedding more egalitarian?
 Inserting the Lieberman clause in the ketubah
 Using a "brit ahuvim" (covenant of lovers) instead of a ketubah
 Asking women to be witnesses
 All of the above

 

Question 8. Which act formalizes the marriage in the erusin (betrothal) ceremony?
 Reading the ketubah
 Exchanging a ring (or rings)
 Seclusion of the bride and groom in a private room
 Reciting the seven blessings

 

Question 9. True or false: The ketubah obligates a husband to provide food, clothing, and sexual satisfaction to his wife.
 True
 False

 

Question 10. Which Jewish movement has come out strongly in favor of same-sex marriages?
 Orthodox
 Conservative
 Haredi
 Reconstructionist