Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. What is a shomer in the context of death and mourning?
Someone who cannot attend funerals
A non-Jew who washes the dead body
Someone who guards over the body until its burial
Someone who gives a eulogy at a funeral
Question 2. Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
Question 3. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.
Question 4. When is the El Maleh Rahamim ("God full of compassion") prayer traditionally said?
Immediately upon hearing the news of someone's death
Before visitors say goodbye to the mourners at a shiva
At a burial
All of the above
Question 5. Traditionally, if a bride or groom suffers the loss of parent within the 30 days leading up to the wedding, the wedding is to be:
Postponed until after sheloshim, the first 30 days of mourning
Postponed until after the full 12-month mourning period required for a parent
Held on the original date, but with restrictions on the joyousness of the event
Held on the original date with no restrictions on the joyousness of the event
Question 6. How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?
Question 7. Jewish caskets are traditionally made out of what material?
Question 8. Which of the following was the site of a Jewish mass suicide in the face of Roman conquerors?
Question 9. In Jewish tradition, the face of the deceased at a burial is
Covered except for the eyes
Covered except for the mouth
Question 10. In the 12-month mourning period after the death of a parent, which of these activities is it customary for a mourner to refrain from?
Praying out loud