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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. Which of these ceremonies literally means "conditions" and is traditionally what set the financial and logistical details for a wedding?


Question 2. What is a halakhic prenuptial agreement?
 A document that aims to prevent women from becoming agunot
 An agreement that the bride gets to keep all the personal property she brought into a marriage
 An agreement that the groom gets to keep all the personal property he brought into a marriage
 A get


Question 3. Which of these statements about yihud (seclusion) is true?
 In the yihud room, a couple is alone for a period of time immediately following their marriage ceremony
 Qualified witnesses must attest that the couple was secluded in the yihud room
 Couples eat a small meal in the yihud room, and if they are fasting, will break their fast.
 All of the above


Question 4. True or false: The ketubah obligates a husband to provide food, clothing, and sexual satisfaction to his wife.


Question 5. For how many days do the wedding celebrations continue after the wedding?


Question 6. Some people believe that Tuesday is a particularly good day for a Jewish wedding because
 In Genesis, on the third day of creation, the phrase "... and God saw that it was good" appears twice
 Itís cheaper than a wedding on a weekend
 Any day during the week is fine, as long as the wedding isnít on Shabbat
 To avoid two members of the family getting married on the same day


Question 7. The origins of the kiddushin (betrothal ceremony) are found in the
 Halakhic Codes


Question 8. On which of these dates is a wedding NOT traditionally prohibited?
 Yom Haíatzmaut
 Fast of Esther


Question 9. If the groom does not have a ring for his bride, he is allowed to provide her with what?
 A new hat
 A handshake
 A kiss on her hand
 A detailed deed


Question 10. According to Jewish law, how many witnesses are required to sign the ketubah, or wedding contract?