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

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

Qustion 4. 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 5. Which of these is a reason that a rabbinical court could force a man to grant a divorce?

If the husband has unendurable physical defects. If he failed to provide sexual satisfaction to his wife. If he beat his wife. Any of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 6. Which movement offers three types of get ceremonies--one initiated by the man, one initiated by the woman, and one mutually initiated?

Reconstructionist Reform Conservative Orthodox

Qustion 7. Which of these statements about mamzerim is true?

They may only marry converts or other mamzerim They are the result of an adulterous or incestuous union Although they are limited in who they can marry, they suffer no other penalties according to Jewish law All of the above

Qustion 8. 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 9. 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 10. Which of these procedures involves a shoe?

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