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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. Agunot are women whose husbands
 Refuse to give them a bill of divorce
 Left them for another woman
 Cheated on them
 Died and left them as widows

 

Question 2. On which of these dates is a wedding NOT traditionally prohibited?
 Shabbat
 Yom Ha’atzmaut
 Shavuot
 Fast of Esther

 

Question 3. True or false: The ketubah obligates a husband to provide food, clothing, and sexual satisfaction to his wife.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. In Yiddish, an aufruf means
 calling up
 congratulations
 husband
 get drunk

 

Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. True or false: Tenaim, the ceremony where the couple signs the conditions of marriage, is required by Jewish law.
 True
 False

 

Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. Which of these acts is NOT involved when entering a mikveh?
 being nude
 treading for 2 minutes
 immersing yourself 2-3 times
 saying one blessing