Death and Mourning Quiz


What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

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Qustion 1. After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?

Mah Tovu Ohalekha Ya'akov Modeh Ani L'fanekha Baruch Dayan HaEmet Adon Olam

Qustion 2. In Jewish tradition, the face of the deceased at a burial is

Covered Covered except for the eyes Covered except for the mouth Completely uncovered

Qustion 3. 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 4. True or false: In Jewish law, a dying person is not afforded the same rights as a healthy person.

True False

Qustion 5. According to tradition, what do Jews do to initiate the mourning period?

They get down on their knees and cry They tear their clothing They give money to charity They eat a meal

Qustion 6. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?

Adam Jacob Korah Esther

Qustion 7. Yahrzeit is observed on

Eight days after death One month after death 11 months after death The anniversary of the day of death

Qustion 8. True or false: According to the Talmud, the same rules apply to a mourner, whether male or female.

True False

Qustion 9. How long is it customary to recite kaddish after the death of a parent?

One month Six months 11 months However long feels right to the mourner

Qustion 10. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.

True False
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