Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?
No, but one is required to say Kaddish.
Question 2. According to Jewish tradition, one is obligated to observe mourning rituals for the following relatives
Father, mother, son, and daughter
Father, brother, son, and husband
Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, and spouse
Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, and spouse
Question 3. Traditionally, upon entering a shiva, a visitor may not speak until
They wash his/her hands
They recite the Kaddish
The mourner addresses them
The mourner recites the Kaddish
Question 4. True or false: In Jewish law, a dying person is not afforded the same rights as a healthy person.
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. In Jewish tradition, the face of the deceased at a burial is
Covered except for the eyes
Covered except for the mouth
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. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.
Question 9. How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?
Question 10. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.