Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. When might Jewish law permit autopsies?
When the law of the land requires it
When an autopsy can help cure a disease for others in the future
Both B & C
Question 2. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.
Question 3. What is a hevra kaddisha?
A funeral home
A burial society
Question 4. 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 5. From the time they find out about a family member's death, until the burial, mourners are in a state called
Question 6. According to Maimonides, the rules of mourning apply after the death of anyone older than
Question 7. True or false: According to the Talmud, the same rules apply to a mourner, whether male or female.
Question 8. What is tahara?
The tallit one is buried in
A ritual cleansing of the deceased
The prayer said while lowering the casket into the ground
A prayer said for missing persons
Question 9. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?
Question 10. Jewish caskets are traditionally made out of what material?