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 of :

Qustion 1. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.

True False

Qustion 2. 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

Qustion 3. On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an

Aufruf Tisch Bedeken Huppah

Qustion 4. 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 It’s cheaper than a wedding on a weekend Any day during the week is fine, as long as the wedding isn’t on Shabbat To avoid two members of the family getting married on the same day

Qustion 5. 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

Qustion 6. True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.

True Fal

Qustion 7. 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

Qustion 8. 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

Qustion 9. Agunot are women whose husbands

Refuse to give them a bill of divorce Left them for another woman Cheated on them Died and left them as widows

Qustion 10. 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!"
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