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


Question 2. 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 3. The huppah, or marriage canopy, symbolizes
 The new home that the bride and groom are creating together
 Something borrowed, and something blue
 The seriousness of Yom Kippur in its white color and lack of design
 The tree of life


Question 4. True or false: Tenaim, the ceremony where the couple signs the conditions of marriage, is required by Jewish law.


Question 5. For how many days do the wedding celebrations continue after the wedding?


Question 6. True or false: A beit din, or Jewish court, is able to order a man to give a get to his wife.


Question 7. The ketubah is traditionally both a legal document and a
 disposable document
 artistic document
 funny document
 tax document


Question 8. Which of these statements about yihud (seclusion) is true?
 In the yihud room, a couple is alone for a period of time immediately following their marriage ceremony
 Qualified witnesses must attest that the couple was secluded in the yihud room
 Couples eat a small meal in the yihud room, and if they are fasting, will break their fast.
 All of the above


Question 9. 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 10. 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