Death and Mourning Quiz

What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

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Qustion 1. Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?

7 days 8 days 9 days 3 days

Qustion 2. 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 3. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.

True False

Qustion 4. Which of the following was the site of a Jewish mass suicide in the face of Roman conquerors?

Mt. Sinai Beer-sheba Mt. Ararat Masada

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

True False

Qustion 7. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?

Adam Jacob Korah Esther

Qustion 8. 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 9. 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 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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