Divorce Quiz

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

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. What is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that has expertise in the laws of Jewish divorce?

Mohel Beit Din Knesset Tevillah

Qustion 2. 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 3. True or false: Divorce is a mitzvah.

True False

Qustion 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. Once divorced, is a couple allowed to remarry each other, according to Jewish law?

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

Qustion 9. 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 10. 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
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