Divorce Quiz


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

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. True or false: If the husband/wife cannot or do not want to be present at the divorce ceremony, they may appoint agent(s) to represent them before the rabbinic court.

True False

Qustion 2. True or false: Divorce is a mitzvah.

True False

Qustion 3. 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 4. What happens to the get once it has been presented to the rabbi?

It is filed away. It is torn up. It is publicly displayed for 14 days. Nothing.

Qustion 5. Once divorced, is a couple allowed to remarry each other, according to Jewish law?

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

Qustion 6. 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 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. 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 9. Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?

The husband A rabbi A secular legal official A scribe

Qustion 10. 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
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