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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. True or false: Tenaim, the ceremony where the couple signs the conditions of marriage, is required by Jewish law.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?
 Egalitarianism
 Socioeconomic diversity
 Relative morality
 None of the above

 

Question 3. The ceremony in which the groom covers the bride's face with a veil is called the
 Kittel
 Nissuin
 Bedeken
 Kinyan

 

Question 4. True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
 True
 Fal

 

Question 5. According to Jewish law, how many witnesses are required to sign the ketubah, or wedding contract?
 1
 2
 3
 4

 

Question 6. The origins of the kiddushin (betrothal ceremony) are found in the
 Torah
 Mishnah
 Halakhic Codes
 Psalms

 

Question 7. 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 8. Why is Tuesday considered an especially auspicious day for a wedding? Which one is right?
 Because in the Creation Story, God mentioned twice that the day is good
 Because people have recovered from the weekend
 Because the Ten Commandments were delivered on a Tuesday
 Because the Temple was completed on a Tuesday

 

Question 9. 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 10. In Yiddish, an aufruf means
 calling up
 congratulations
 husband
 get drunk