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

 

Question 2. For how many days do the wedding celebrations continue after the wedding?
 3
 5
 7
 10

 

Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. The ketubah is traditionally both a legal document and a
 disposable document
 artistic document
 funny document
 tax document

 

Question 6. Which is these is NOT one of the steps in the Jewish marriage ceremony?
 Bedeken
 Mohar
 Erusin
 Nissuin

 

Question 7. When does an aufruf ("calling up") traditionally take place?
 The morning of the couple's wedding.
 The day before the wedding.
 The Sabbath preceding the wedding.
 The final time the couple sees each other before the wedding.

 

Question 8. 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 9. True or false: A beit din, or Jewish court, is able to order a man to give a get to his wife.
 True
 False

 

Question 10. On which of these dates is a wedding NOT traditionally prohibited?
 Shabbat
 Yom Ha’atzmaut
 Shavuot
 Fast of Esther