Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. How long is it customary to recite kaddish after the death of a parent?
However long feels right to the mourner
Question 2. 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
Question 3. Jews traditionally recite the viddui (confession) before they die and
On Yom Kippur
At the Passover seder
After healing from a life-threatening illness
After their bar/bat mitzvah
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. According to Maimonides, the rules of mourning apply after the death of anyone older than
Question 6. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?
No, but one is required to say Kaddish.
Question 7. What is a hevra kaddisha?
A funeral home
A burial society
Question 8. Which of these is traditionally placed on a Jewish gravestone as a memorial?
Question 9. What is potentially problematic about wills?
According to Jewish law contracts cannot be enforced after one's death
A will might go against the biblical laws of inheritance
Jewish law requires one to donate all his/her assets to charity before death
According to Judaism everything belongs to God so nothing can be given away
Question 10. How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?