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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.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. The origins of the kiddushin (betrothal ceremony) are found in the
 Torah
 Mishnah
 Halakhic Codes
 Psalms

 

Question 4. What is a mikveh?
 A ritual bath where brides immerse before their wedding
 A ritual bath where women immerse after they menstruate
 A ritual bath where converts immerse to become Jewish
 All of the above

 

Question 5. 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 6. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?
 Aramaic
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish

 

Question 7. What is a Jewish bill of divorce?
 A halakhah
 A get
 A responsa
 A drasha

 

Question 8. Which of these practices aims to make the traditional Jewish wedding more egalitarian?
 Inserting the Lieberman clause in the ketubah
 Using a "brit ahuvim" (covenant of lovers) instead of a ketubah
 Asking women to be witnesses
 All of the above

 

Question 9. 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 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