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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. Agunot are women whose husbands
 Refuse to give them a bill of divorce
 Left them for another woman
 Cheated on them
 Died and left them as widows

 

Question 3. 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 4. True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
 True
 Fal

 

Question 5. Guests at a Jewish wedding should be sure to
 Cover their arms, legs, and faces
 Fast on the day of the wedding
 Arrive at least an hour early to get a good seat
 Wish the couple "Mazal tov!"

 

Question 6. True or false: Tenaim, the ceremony where the couple signs the conditions of marriage, is required by Jewish law.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?
 Aramaic
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish

 

Question 8. On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
 Aufruf
 Tisch
 Bedeken
 Huppah

 

Question 9. What is a Jewish bill of divorce?
 A halakhah
 A get
 A responsa
 A drasha

 

Question 10. On which of these dates is a wedding NOT traditionally prohibited?
 Shabbat
 Yom Ha’atzmaut
 Shavuot
 Fast of Esther