Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. Which of the following was the site of a Jewish mass suicide in the face of Roman conquerors?
Question 2. Traditionally, upon entering a shiva, a visitor may not speak until
They wash his/her hands
They recite the Kaddish
The mourner addresses them
The mourner recites the Kaddish
Question 3. True or false: According to Jewish law, a convert is not obligated to sit shiva for a member of his/her gentile family.
Question 4. True or false: In Jewish law, a dying person is not afforded the same rights as a healthy person.
Question 5. Which of the following is NOT a common custom during shiva?
Sitting low to the ground
Leaving doors unlocked
Turning off all electrical appliances
Question 6. From the time they find out about a family member's death, until the burial, mourners are in a state called
Question 7. 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 8. The person who hears of the death of a parent, spouse, sibling or child is referred to as what up until the funeral?
Question 9. According to Maimonides, the rules of mourning apply after the death of anyone older than
Question 10. According to tradition, what do Jews do to initiate the mourning period?
They get down on their knees and cry
They tear their clothing
They give money to charity
They eat a meal