Divorce Quiz


What are the details of ending a Jewish marriage? What contemporary concerns figure into the discussion?

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Qustion 1. What is a ketubah?

A marriage agreement A bill of divorce A summons to appear before the Beit Din to discuss divorce The written amount of money a woman gets for alimony

Qustion 2. Is a civil divorce accepted as fully dissolving a marriage?

No. Yes, according to Reform Judaism. Yes, according to Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism. Yes, according to Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative Judaism.

Qustion 3. Does Reform Judaism accept the ritual of halitzah?

Yes. No. No, unless the widow wants to do it.

Qustion 4. What is a "conditional divorce"?

The equivalent to a trial separation. A divorce granted when a husband faces mortal danger. When one party wants a divorce and the other does not. Any of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 5. Which text requires that a get be granted with the husband's "full consent"?

The Midrash The Torah The Talmud The Zohar

Qustion 6. Which book of the Torah says that if a wife "fails to please [a husband] because he finds something obnoxious about her… he writes her a bill of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house"?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Qustion 7. What is required to enact a Jewish divorce?

Two witnesses. A court of three rabbis known as a beit din A sofer, or scribe, to record the details. All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 8. What is a shetar piturin?

A series of questions the rabbi must ask the husband to make sure he is legally able to divorce his wife A document of release granted by the rabbi, which allows divorcees to remarry A specified amount of money that the husband must pay the wife upon divorce The rabbinic court which has expertise in the laws of Jewish divorce

Qustion 9. Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?

The husband A rabbi A secular legal official A scribe

Qustion 10. What is the Hebrew term for a woman that cannot remarry because she doesn't have a get?

Kallah Ketubah Agunah Talmidah
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