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. Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?

A rabbi A scribe A secular legal official The husband

Qustion 2. Which of these is NOT a way to make one's lifecycle event more ethical?

Avoid conspicuous consumption and overspending Invite as many rabbis as possible to the party Respect all guests and family members, especially in families split by divorce, or in blended families Donate a percentage of the cost of the celebration to a charity and making sure that left-over food is given to a food pantry or shelter

Qustion 3. True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.

True False

Qustion 4. Which of the following lifecycle events does not have a prescribed traditional ritual for observance?

Marriage Divorce A boy's birth Pregnancy

Qustion 5. Who is the person who usually performs the brit milah on a baby boy?

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

Qustion 6. The bar mitzvah ceremony dates back to

The Spanish Inquisition The fifth century The 14th century The destruction of the First Temple

Qustion 7. 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 8. How are new Jewish rituals created?

By recovering traditions that have fallen into disuse By using an existing rite or blessing in a new context By drawing on traditional texts, symbols, images, and ritual objects to create an entirely new composition All of the above

Qustion 9. 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

Qustion 10. What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?

13 12 11 10
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