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. What is the name of the circle dance that is traditionally performed at Jewish wedding parties?
Question 3. For how many days do the wedding celebrations continue after the wedding?
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. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
Question 6. 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 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. Which act formalizes the marriage in the erusin (betrothal) ceremony?
Reading the ketubah
Exchanging a ring (or rings)
Seclusion of the bride and groom in a private room
Reciting the seven blessings
Question 9. True or false: The ketubah obligates a husband to provide food, clothing, and sexual satisfaction to his wife.
Question 10. Which Jewish movement has come out strongly in favor of same-sex marriages?