Death and Mourning Quiz


What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?

3 4 8 10

Qustion 2. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.

True False

Qustion 3. 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 4. What is a shomer in the context of death and mourning?

Someone who cannot attend funerals A non-Jew who washes the dead body Someone who guards over the body until its burial Someone who gives a eulogy at a funeral

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. After the establishment of the State of Israel, what did Israel's Knesset decide was the only crime punishable by death?

Treason during war Murder Destruction of holy sites Rape

Qustion 8. From the time they find out about a family member's death, until the burial, mourners are in a state called

sheloshim tahara aninut kriah

Qustion 9. 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 10. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?

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