Divorce QuizWhat are the details of ending a Jewish marriage? What contemporary concerns figure into the discussion?
Question 1. What is a shetar piturin?
A series of questions the rabbi must ask the husband to make sure he is legally able to divorce his wife
A document of release granted by the rabbi, which allows divorcees to remarry
A specified amount of money that the husband must pay the wife upon divorce
The rabbinic court which has expertise in the laws of Jewish divorce
Question 2. What is the name of the Jewish bill of divorce?
Question 3. During a traditional Jewish divorce ceremony, why does the rabbi tear the four corners of the get?
To symbolize that the marriage has been torn and cannot be reconstructed
To ensure that the get will not be reused
To signify that the divorce ceremony is over
To make a sound that could frighten away demons
Question 4. Is a civil divorce accepted as fully dissolving a marriage?
Yes, according to Reform Judaism.
Yes, according to Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism.
Yes, according to Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative Judaism.
Question 5. Which is NOT a rabbinic requirement for a divorce?
The wife's dowry and any other property she brought into the marriage must be returned
The husband must consent to give his wife a get
The husband's absolute power in the divorce situation must be abolished
The wife must consent to the divorce
Question 6. True or false: Divorce is a mitzvah.
Question 7. Which book of the Torah says that if a wife "fails to please [a husband] because he finds something obnoxious about herů he writes her a bill of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house"?
Question 8. What is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that has expertise in the laws of Jewish divorce?
Question 9. Once divorced, is a couple allowed to remarry each other, according to Jewish law?
Yes, but only with rabbinical approval.
Question 10. True or false: If the court is unable to convince him, the beit din cannot mandate a divorce if the husband refuses to give the wife a get.