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 these procedures involves a shoe?

Halitzah. Granting a get. Granting a get. A conditional get.

Qustion 2. Does Reform Judaism accept the ritual of halitzah?

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

Qustion 3. When might a conditional get be granted?

Before marriage, just in case anything happens to the husband If the husband expects to face a situation of mortal danger If the husband falls ill By the Beit Din, in case the husband couldn't grant a get before he died

Qustion 4. True or false: People present at the divorce tribunal may protest the divorce.

True False

Qustion 5. True or false: If the court is unable to convince him, the beit din cannot mandate a divorce if the husband refuses to give the wife a get.

True False

Qustion 6. 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 7. Which of these statements best describes the Reform movement's policy on divorce?

The moment a couple divorces in a civil court in the U.S., their marriage is considered dissolved in the eyes of Jewish law. A get is absolutely required, but it can be initiated by either the husband or the wife. A get is required to end marriages between a man and a woman, but not to end same-sex marriages. When a man divorces the wife of his youth, even the altar of God sheds tears.

Qustion 8. According to the Bible, who can initiate a divorce?

The husband The wife The rabbinic court All of the above

Qustion 9. True or false: Divorce is a mitzvah.

True False

Qustion 10. If a man refuses to give his wife a Jewish bill of divorce, what is her legal status?

She is considered a "chained wife" who cannot remarry She is shunned by society She can become a mistress to another man She has to be a servant in her husband's household
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