Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
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. 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 4. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.
Question 5. 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 6. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.
Question 7. True or false: According to Jewish law, a convert is not obligated to sit shiva for a member of his/her gentile family.
Question 8. What is a hevra kaddisha?
A funeral home
A burial society
Question 9. How long is it customary to recite kaddish after the death of a parent?
However long feels right to the mourner
Question 10. True or false: In Jewish law, a dying person is not afforded the same rights as a healthy person.