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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?
 Aramaic
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish

 

Question 2. What is a ketubah?
 A table
 A prayer shawl
 A marriage contract
 A seclusion room

 

Question 3. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. 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 5. For how many days do the wedding celebrations continue after the wedding?
 3
 5
 7
 10

 

Question 6. According to Jewish law, how many witnesses are required to sign the ketubah, or wedding contract?
 1
 2
 3
 4

 

Question 7. The ceremony in which the groom covers the bride's face with a veil is called the
 Kittel
 Nissuin
 Bedeken
 Kinyan

 

Question 8. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
 To love
 To party
 To bless
 To write

 

Question 9. 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 10. The ketubah is traditionally both a legal document and a
 disposable document
 artistic document
 funny document
 tax document