Many religious traditions believe marriage is a gift from God and family life a blessing. Raising a family is a sacred duty to Jewish people, a way to express loyalty to Judaism.
Which of these is a purpose of marriage?
To become a son and daughter of the commandment
To move away from their parents
To become one flesh
What is an arranged marriage?
When the parents choose the partner for their son or daughter, with the young person's consent
When people decide for themselves whom they are going to marry
Living together instead of taking formal promises
What is cohabitation?
Only living together once marriage has taken place
Sharing a house with your parents
Living together without being married
What is a divorce?
A statement that a valid marriage never took place
A statement that a valid marriage has ended without either partner dying
A statement that a valid marriage has ended as one partner has died
Of what are Jews reminded when the groom breaks a glass under his foot?
The time the Jews spent in Egypt as slaves
The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem
Which tradition in Judaism is the most likely to use a professional matchmaker?
What is a ketubah?
A Jewish marriage contract
A ritual bath taken before a marriage
A canopy under which a couple are married
What does the chuppah in a wedding ceremony represent?
The fact that Israel is a hot country
The home which the couple will share
The protection the community will give the couple
What do many Jews believe about cohabitation?
Many Jews accept that a couple do not have to get married before they live together
Many Jews will only accept cohabitation if the date for the wedding is fixed
Many Jews disapprove of a couple cohabiting before their wedding
Why would most Jews prefer that their children married other Jews?
The couple will have no difficulty accepting each others' families
The children of the marriage will be brought up in the Jewish tradition
They will be able to share meals with the couple without difficulty