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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. What is a mikveh?
 A ritual bath where brides immerse before their wedding
 A ritual bath where women immerse after they menstruate
 A ritual bath where converts immerse to become Jewish
 All of the above

 

Question 2. Guests at a Jewish wedding should be sure to
 Cover their arms, legs, and faces
 Fast on the day of the wedding
 Arrive at least an hour early to get a good seat
 Wish the couple "Mazal tov!"

 

Question 3. On which of these dates is a wedding NOT traditionally prohibited?
 Shabbat
 Yom Ha’atzmaut
 Shavuot
 Fast of Esther

 

Question 4. What is a Jewish bill of divorce?
 A halakhah
 A get
 A responsa
 A drasha

 

Question 5. 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 6. The origins of the kiddushin (betrothal ceremony) are found in the
 Torah
 Mishnah
 Halakhic Codes
 Psalms

 

Question 7. Following the grace after meal at the wedding party, how many extra blessings are read?
 1
 3
 5
 7

 

Question 8. True or false: A beit din, or Jewish court, is able to order a man to give a get to his wife.
 True
 False

 

Question 9. Which of these practices aims to make the traditional Jewish wedding more egalitarian?
 Inserting the Lieberman clause in the ketubah
 Using a "brit ahuvim" (covenant of lovers) instead of a ketubah
 Asking women to be witnesses
 All of the above

 

Question 10. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
 To love
 To party
 To bless
 To write