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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. Guests at a Jewish wedding should be sure to
 Cover their arms, legs, and faces
 Fast on the day of the wedding
 Arrive at least an hour early to get a good seat
 Wish the couple "Mazal tov!"

 

Question 2. For how many days do the wedding celebrations continue after the wedding?
 3
 5
 7
 10

 

Question 3. Which of these ceremonies literally means "conditions" and is traditionally what set the financial and logistical details for a wedding?
 Erusin
 Tenaim
 Nissuin
 Mikveh

 

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. 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 6. 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

 

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

 

Question 8. 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 9. On which of these dates is a wedding NOT traditionally prohibited?
 Shabbat
 Yom Haíatzmaut
 Shavuot
 Fast of Esther

 

Question 10. 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