Divorce Quiz


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

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which of the following is true while granting a divorce?

The wife hands the husband the get, or divorce decree. The husband hands the get to the wife. The husband drops the decree into the wife's hands. It does not matter. None of the above.

Qustion 2. True or false: The Mishnah lists a series of circumstances when a woman can ask the rabbinic court to compel her husband to perform the acts required for a divorce.

True False

Qustion 3. 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 4. Which is NOT a rabbinic requirement for a divorce?

The wife's dowry and any other property she brought into the marriage must be returned The husband must consent to give his wife a get The husband's absolute power in the divorce situation must be abolished The wife must consent to the divorce

Qustion 5. Does Reform Judaism accept the ritual of halitzah?

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

Qustion 6. At a traditional Jewish divorce ceremony, the presiding rabbi may ask the witnesses all of these questions except

Did you hear the husband order the scribe to write a get for his wife? Is this your signature? Do you agree that there is sufficient cause for this couple to divorce? Did the husband tell you to sign the get?

Qustion 7. 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 8. What is halitzah?

The pen used to enscribe a get. The phrase that each witness recites in order to signify their approval of the divorce. The required wedding between a woman left childless and her brother-in-law. A ritual in which a woman left childless is not forced to marry her brother-in-law.

Qustion 9. According to the Bible, under what circumstances can a man never divorce his wife?

If it was a second marriage for both of them If she is older than he is If she was a virgin he had raped and was forced to marry Any of the above None of the above

Qustion 10. Once divorced, is a couple allowed to remarry each other, according to Jewish law?

Yes. No. Yes, but only with rabbinical approval.
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