Divorce Quiz

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

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Are prenuptial agreements permitted in Orthodox Judaism?

Yes. No. Yes, but only for men.

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 4. Is a civil divorce accepted as fully dissolving a marriage?

No. Yes, according to Reform Judaism. Yes, according to Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism. Yes, according to Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative Judaism.

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. What is an agunah?

A bill of divorce. A woman who has been divorced. A woman who wants a divorce, but whose husband will not grant it. Someone who has been divorced and wants to marry again.

Qustion 7. According to the Bible, who can initiate a divorce?

The husband The wife The rabbinic court 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. Which of these procedures involves a shoe?

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

Qustion 10. Which text requires that a get be granted with the husband's "full consent"?

The Midrash The Torah The Talmud The Zohar
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