Death and Mourning Quiz

What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of 10
Traditionally, upon entering a shiva, a visitor may not speak until
Question 2 of 10
How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?
Question 3 of 10
When is the El Maleh Rahamim ("God full of compassion") prayer traditionally said?
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following was the site of a Jewish mass suicide in the face of Roman conquerors?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: According to the Talmud, the same rules apply to a mourner, whether male or female.
Question 6 of 10
According to Maimonides, the rules of mourning apply after the death of anyone older than
Question 7 of 10
How long is it customary to recite kaddish after the death of a parent?
Question 8 of 10
After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?
Question 9 of 10
True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.
Question 10 of 10
Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?

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