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

 

Question 2. The ketubah is traditionally both a legal document and a
 disposable document
 artistic document
 funny document
 tax document

 

Question 3. Which of these ceremonies literally means "conditions" and is traditionally what set the financial and logistical details for a wedding?
 Erusin
 Tenaim
 Nissuin
 Mikveh

 

Question 4. Which of these acts is NOT involved when entering a mikveh?
 being nude
 treading for 2 minutes
 immersing yourself 2-3 times
 saying one blessing

 

Question 5. 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 6. 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 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. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?
 Aramaic
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish

 

Question 9. According to the 2001 American Religious Identification Survey, what portion of Jewish adults in America are members of interfaith families?
 One-fourth
 One-fifth
 One-half
 Three-quarters

 

Question 10. Following the grace after meal at the wedding party, how many extra blessings are read?
 1
 3
 5
 7