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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. 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 2. Which Jewish movement has come out strongly in favor of same-sex marriages?
 Orthodox
 Conservative
 Haredi
 Reconstructionist

 

Question 3. If the groom does not have a ring for his bride, he is allowed to provide her with what?
 A new hat
 A handshake
 A kiss on her hand
 A detailed deed

 

Question 4. Which of these ceremonies literally means "conditions" and is traditionally what set the financial and logistical details for a wedding?
 Erusin
 Tenaim
 Nissuin
 Mikveh

 

Question 5. Which is NOT part of the seven blessings (sheva brachot)?
 Blessed are You, Creator of the fruit of the vine
 Gladden these beloved companions as You gladdened Your creatures in the garden of Eden
 Blessed are You, Creator of human beings
 Blessed are You, Creator of food from the earth

 

Question 6. 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 7. Some people believe that Tuesday is a particularly good day for a Jewish wedding because
 In Genesis, on the third day of creation, the phrase "... and God saw that it was good" appears twice
 Itís cheaper than a wedding on a weekend
 Any day during the week is fine, as long as the wedding isnít on Shabbat
 To avoid two members of the family getting married on the same day

 

Question 8. On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
 Aufruf
 Tisch
 Bedeken
 Huppah

 

Question 9. What is a Jewish bill of divorce?
 A halakhah
 A get
 A responsa
 A drasha

 

Question 10. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?
 Aramaic
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish