Death and Mourning Quiz

What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of 10
Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
Question 2 of 10
What is potentially problematic about wills?
Question 3 of 10
How is suicide treated in Jewish tradition?
Question 4 of 10
When might Jewish law permit autopsies?
Question 5 of 10
Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?
Question 6 of 10
After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?
Question 7 of 10
Traditionally, upon entering a shiva, a visitor may not speak until
Question 8 of 10
When is the El Maleh Rahamim ("God full of compassion") prayer traditionally said?
Question 9 of 10
In the 12-month mourning period after the death of a parent, which of these activities is it customary for a mourner to refrain from?
Question 10 of 10
True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.

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