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

 

Question 2. 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 3. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?
 Aramaic
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish

 

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

 

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

 

Question 6. For how many days do the wedding celebrations continue after the wedding?
 3
 5
 7
 10

 

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. According to the 2001 American Religious Identification Survey, what portion of Jewish adults in America are members of interfaith families?
 One-fourth
 One-fifth
 One-half
 Three-quarters

 

Question 9. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?
 To love
 To party
 To bless
 To write

 

Question 10. What is a halakhic prenuptial agreement?
 A document that aims to prevent women from becoming agunot
 An agreement that the bride gets to keep all the personal property she brought into a marriage
 An agreement that the groom gets to keep all the personal property he brought into a marriage
 A get