Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. The person who hears of the death of a parent, spouse, sibling or child is referred to as what up until the funeral?
Question 2. 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 3. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?
No, but one is required to say Kaddish.
Question 4. What is seudat havra’ah?
The morning after the funeral
A meal of consolation
A mourner who is a close friend, but not family
A gift brought to the shiva home
Question 5. True or false: According to Jewish law, a convert is not obligated to sit shiva for a member of his/her gentile family.
Question 6. Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?
All of the above
None of the above
Question 7. In Jewish tradition, the face of the deceased at a burial is
Covered except for the eyes
Covered except for the mouth
Question 8. After the establishment of the State of Israel, what did Israel's Knesset decide was the only crime punishable by death?
Treason during war
Destruction of holy sites
Question 9. What is a hevra kaddisha?
A funeral home
A burial society
Question 10. The kaddish prayer is in what language?