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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 the name of the circle dance that is traditionally performed at Jewish wedding parties?
 Hora
 Klezmer
 Sheitel
 Polka

 

Question 2. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
 To love
 To party
 To bless
 To write

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Question 7. 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 8. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?
 Aramaic
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish

 

Question 9. 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 10. 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