Death and Mourning Quiz


What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. According to Maimonides, the rules of mourning apply after the death of anyone older than

Eight days 30 days One year Five years

Qustion 2. How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?

3 4 8 10

Qustion 3. 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 4. When is the El Maleh Rahamim ("God full of compassion") prayer traditionally said?

Immediately upon hearing the news of someone's death Before visitors say goodbye to the mourners at a shiva At a burial All of the above

Qustion 5. 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 6. Traditionally, upon entering a shiva, a visitor may not speak until

They wash his/her hands They recite the Kaddish The mourner addresses them The mourner recites the Kaddish

Qustion 7. True or false: According to Jewish law, a convert is not obligated to sit shiva for a member of his/her gentile family.

True False

Qustion 8. 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 9. What is tahara?

The tallit one is buried in A ritual cleansing of the deceased The prayer said while lowering the casket into the ground A prayer said for missing persons

Qustion 10. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?

Adam Jacob Korah Esther
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