Death and Mourning Quiz

What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.

True False

Qustion 2. What is seudat havra’ah?

The morning after the funeral A meal of consolation A mourner who is a close friend, but not family A gift brought to the shiva home

Qustion 3. True or false: According to the Talmud, the same rules apply to a mourner, whether male or female.

True False

Qustion 4. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.

True False

Qustion 5. Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?

7 days 8 days 9 days 3 days

Qustion 6. Jewish caskets are traditionally made out of what material?

Wood Iron Gold Coal

Qustion 7. What is a hevra kaddisha?

A funeral home A burial society A hospital A cemetery

Qustion 8. When might Jewish law permit autopsies?

Never When the law of the land requires it When an autopsy can help cure a disease for others in the future Both B & C

Qustion 9. Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?

Rosh Hashanah Passover Yom Kippur All of the above None of the above

Qustion 10. The kaddish prayer is in what language?

Aramaic Hebrew Ladino Yiddish
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