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Weddings Quiz

When 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.
 True
 False

 

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?
 Egalitarianism
 Socioeconomic diversity
 Relative morality
 None of the above

 

Question 5. Because the wedding feast is considered a festive meal with religious significance, it has the status of
 Seudat ha-makom
 Seudat havra'ah
 Seudat Purim
 Seudat mitzvah

 

Question 6. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
 To love
 To party
 To bless
 To write

 

Question 8. What is the name of the circle dance that is traditionally performed at Jewish wedding parties?
 Hora
 Klezmer
 Sheitel
 Polka

 

Question 9. The ceremony in which the groom covers the bride's face with a veil is called the
 Kittel
 Nissuin
 Bedeken
 Kinyan

 

Question 10. According to Jewish law, how many witnesses are required to sign the ketubah, or wedding contract?
 1
 2
 3
 4