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

 

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

 

Question 7. 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 8. Some people believe that Tuesday is a particularly good day for a Jewish wedding because
 In Genesis, on the third day of creation, the phrase "... and God saw that it was good" appears twice
 Itís cheaper than a wedding on a weekend
 Any day during the week is fine, as long as the wedding isnít on Shabbat
 To avoid two members of the family getting married on the same day

 

Question 9. If the groom does not have a ring for his bride, he is allowed to provide her with what?
 A new hat
 A handshake
 A kiss on her hand
 A detailed deed

 

Question 10. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
 To love
 To party
 To bless
 To write