Weddings QuizWhen 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. 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 2. What is a ketubah?
A prayer shawl
A marriage contract
A seclusion room
Question 3. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?
Question 4. 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 5. Which Jewish movement has come out strongly in favor of same-sex marriages?
Question 6. On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
Question 7. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?
None of the above
Question 8. According to Jewish law, how many witnesses are required to sign the ketubah, or wedding contract?
Question 9. What is a Jewish bill of divorce?
Question 10. The word ketubah comes from the Hebrew word for what?