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. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?
None of the above
Question 2. Which Jewish movement has come out strongly in favor of same-sex marriages?
Question 3. If the groom does not have a ring for his bride, he is allowed to provide her with what?
A new hat
A kiss on her hand
A detailed deed
Question 4. Which of these ceremonies literally means "conditions" and is traditionally what set the financial and logistical details for a wedding?
Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
Question 9. What is a Jewish bill of divorce?
Question 10. In talmudic times, the ketubah was written in what language?