Weddings QuizWhen 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?
Question 2. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
Question 3. True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
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?
Question 6. The origins of the kiddushin (betrothal ceremony) are found in the
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?
Question 9. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?
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