Bar/Bat Mitzvah Quiz


Traditionally, being a bar/bat mitzvah meant that one was obligated to fulfill the mitzvot, or commandments. Today, boys and girls may mark this event by leading services, reading from the Torah, or doing community service projects. How much do you know about Bar/Bat Mitzvahs?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. In which countries is there evidence of bat mitzvahs before the 20th century?

Italy France Poland All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 2. When attending a bar/bat mitzvah service, guests should be careful to

Recite the mourners kaddish as loud as possible Prepare to chant the haftarah in case they are asked to do so on the spot Turn off or silence cell phones and beepers Arrive at least 30 minutes early to get a good seat

Qustion 3. True or false: Humanistic Judaism has its own bar and bat mitzvah rituals.

True False

Qustion 4. What is the traditional blessing for a father to recite at his son's bar mitzvah?

"Blessed is He who has now freed me from the responsibility of this boy." "Blessed is He who has created this sacred occasion." "Blessed is the Creator of the fruit of the vine." "Blessed is the boy who turned 13."

Qustion 5. True or false: In Moroccan communities, the emphasis of the bar mitzvah is more about laying tefillin, and less about being called up to the Torah.

True False

Qustion 6. True or false: Converted children are not allowed to read from the Torah.

True False

Qustion 7. Which of these is NOT a way for a bar/bat mitzvah party to be more socially responsible?

Have the child donate a percentage of his/her gifts to charity Create reusable centrepieces and donate them after the party Request that guests make donations to worthy causes in lieu of gifts Have the bar/bat mitzvah child and his/her family arrive at the party in a limo

Qustion 8. What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?

10 11 12 13

Qustion 9. The confirmation ceremony commonly takes place on what Jewish holiday?

Passover Shavuot Sukkot Hanukkah

Qustion 10. Which TV show featured an episode where a character felt "incomplete" because he'd never had a bar mitzvah?

The Honeymooners The Dick Van Dyke Show All in the Family Dawson's Creek
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