Lifecycle Ritual Quiz

Judaism has long focused on rituals for birth, marriage, and death, and contemporary communities have developed ways of acknowledging other major life events. How much do you know about these rituals?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.

True False

Qustion 2. Why can the development of new rituals be deeply problematic for some traditional Jews?

Concerns are raised about the need to follow authentically in the footsteps of our sages There is a belief that an appropriate liturgical conservatism is necessary Some traditional Jews value the requirements of tradition more than the needs of the individuals All of the above

Qustion 3. Who is the person who usually performs the brit milah on a baby boy?

The rabbi. The sandak. The mohel. The father.

Qustion 4. What is the tradition of welcoming baby girls into the community called in some Sephardic communities?

Avi Habit Pizmonim Zeved Habat Las Fadas

Qustion 5. Lifecycle events are often marked with an appropriate contribution of tzedakah, which is what?

Planting a tree in Israel Participation in the Jewish community to help plan an event Participation in the synagogue through reading Torah Charity

Qustion 6. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?

Relative morality Egalitarianism Socioeconomic diversity Concern about global warming

Qustion 7. True or false: Women have been the primary initiators of creative ritual in Judaism.

True False

Qustion 8. On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an

Bedeken Tisch Huppah Aufruf

Qustion 9. In new lifecycle rituals, it is common to include the blessing which thanks God

For sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this season For having given of His glory to flesh and blood Who commanded us to study words of Torah Who remembers the covenant, and is faithful to God's covenant, and keeps God's promise

Qustion 10. What is a ketubah?

A summons to appear before the Beit Din to discuss divorce A marriage agreement The written amount of money a woman gets for alimony A bill of divorce
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