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

 

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

 

Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. Following the grace after meal at the wedding party, how many extra blessings are read?
 1
 3
 5
 7

 

Question 8. Which of these has been suggested to explain why a glass is broken at the end of a Jewish wedding ceremony?
 It recalls those individuals who do not have the freedom to celebrate either religiously or publicly
 It commemorates the destruction of the Temple
 It is an act of noisemaking employed to chase away demons that might attack the couple
 All of the above

 

Question 9. The origins of the kiddushin (betrothal ceremony) are found in the
 Torah
 Mishnah
 Halakhic Codes
 Psalms

 

Question 10. The ketubah is traditionally both a legal document and a
 disposable document
 artistic document
 funny document
 tax document