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?

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Qustion 1. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?

Yes. No. No, but one is required to say Kaddish.

Qustion 2. When does an aufruf ("calling up") traditionally take place?

The morning of the couple's wedding. The day before the wedding. The Sabbath preceding the wedding. The final time the couple sees each other before the wedding.

Qustion 3. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?

The Amidah Ashrei Adon Olam Shema

Qustion 4. 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 5. Which of the following lifecycle events does not have a prescribed traditional ritual for observance?

Marriage Divorce A boy's birth Pregnancy

Qustion 6. There is a Jewish tradition to say how many blessings, or brakhot, a day?

At least one. 100. 18. 248.

Qustion 7. What is the name of the ceremony in which a baby boy is circumcised on his eighth day of life?

Simchat Bat Brit Milah Bar Mitzvah Aufruf

Qustion 8. 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 9. 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 10. New Jewish lifecycle rituals have been created to mark which of these life events?

Miscarriage Weaning Coming Out All of the above
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