Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. 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 2. 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 3. Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?
All of the above
None of the above
Question 4. After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?
Mah Tovu Ohalekha Ya'akov
Modeh Ani L'fanekha
Baruch Dayan HaEmet
Question 5. Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
Question 6. Jewish caskets are traditionally made out of what material?
Question 7. 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 8. 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 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. How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?