Death and Mourning Quiz

What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Jews traditionally recite the viddui (confession) before they die and

On Yom Kippur At the Passover seder After healing from a life-threatening illness After their bar/bat mitzvah

Qustion 2. According to Jewish tradition, one is obligated to observe mourning rituals for the following relatives

Father, mother, son, and daughter Father, brother, son, and husband Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, and spouse Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, and spouse

Qustion 3. 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 4. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?

Yes No No, but one is required to say Kaddish.

Qustion 5. What is a hevra kaddisha?

A funeral home A burial society A hospital A cemetery

Qustion 6. What is potentially problematic about wills?

According to Jewish law contracts cannot be enforced after one's death A will might go against the biblical laws of inheritance Jewish law requires one to donate all his/her assets to charity before death According to Judaism everything belongs to God so nothing can be given away

Qustion 7. Jewish caskets are traditionally made out of what material?

Wood Iron Gold Coal

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 the following is NOT a common custom during shiva?

Sitting low to the ground Covering mirrors Leaving doors unlocked Turning off all electrical appliances

Qustion 10. 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
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