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. Because the wedding feast is considered a festive meal with religious significance, it has the status of
Question 2. 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 3. Which is NOT part of the seven blessings (sheva brachot)?
Blessed are You, Creator of the fruit of the vine
Gladden these beloved companions as You gladdened Your creatures in the garden of Eden
Blessed are You, Creator of human beings
Blessed are You, Creator of food from the earth
Question 4. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
Question 5. 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 6. What is a mikveh?
A ritual bath where brides immerse before their wedding
A ritual bath where women immerse after they menstruate
A ritual bath where converts immerse to become Jewish
All of the above
Question 7. 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 8. What is a ketubah?
A prayer shawl
A marriage contract
A seclusion room
Question 9. The ceremony in which the groom covers the bride's face with a veil is called the
Question 10. In Yiddish, an aufruf means