Weddings QuizWhen planning a Jewish wedding, there are laws and traditions concerning everything from the engagement, to the procession, to the week after the wedding. How much do you know about Jewish weddings?
Question 1. When does an aufruf ("calling up") traditionally take place?
The morning of the couple's wedding.
The day before the wedding.
The Sabbath preceding the wedding.
The final time the couple sees each other before the wedding.
Question 2. True or false: Tenaim, the ceremony where the couple signs the conditions of marriage, is required by Jewish law.
Question 3. Which act formalizes the marriage in the erusin (betrothal) ceremony?
Reading the ketubah
Exchanging a ring (or rings)
Seclusion of the bride and groom in a private room
Reciting the seven blessings
Question 4. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?
None of the above
Question 5. Because the wedding feast is considered a festive meal with religious significance, it has the status of
Question 6. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
Question 7. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
Question 8. What is the name of the circle dance that is traditionally performed at Jewish wedding parties?
Question 9. The ceremony in which the groom covers the bride's face with a veil is called the
Question 10. According to Jewish law, how many witnesses are required to sign the ketubah, or wedding contract?