Newborn Ceremonies Quiz


The birth of a child is a momentous occasion for any family. How much do you know about Jewish ceremonies for new baby boys and girls?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. When is the ceremony of hatafat dam brit performed?

The day after a baby is born The day before a boy’s Bar Mitzvah For an adult male convert prior to conversion The day before a man’s wedding

Qustion 2. If a newborn baby’s mother is not Jewish, a traditional mohel will likely agree to perform the circumcision if it is “l’shem gerut,” which means what?

The baby will be raised in a Jewish home with a Jewish lifestyle The intention is that the baby will later be immersed in a mikveh to be converted to Judaism The mother agrees to convert to Judaism The local rabbi blesses the child first

Qustion 3. For baby boys, when does the brit milah ceremony usually take place?

The day after the baby is born Eight days after the baby is born On the first Shabbat after the baby is born One month after the baby is born

Qustion 4. True or false: Many Jewish parents give their child a secular name and a Hebrew name.

True False

Qustion 5. Where does the practice of circumcision have its roots?

In Abraham's circumcising the male members of his household In Abraham’s preparedness to sacrifice Isaac to God When God created Adam, the first man When God told Jacob to circumcise all twelve of his sons

Qustion 6. What is the Hebrew word roughly translated as “godfather,” indicating an honor bestowed on a certain individual during the brit milah ceremony?

Kvatter Sandek Kvatterin Mohel

Qustion 7. When a Jewish infant is given a name, which traditional liturgy is recited?

"As the child has entered the covenant, so may he/she enter the world of Torah, marriage, and the practice of good deeds" “Thou God of all flesh, father of orphans, be Thou a father unto him and he will be a son unto Thee. May his entering into the covenant be a comfort and a solace to his mother and all his family" "I will be sanctified among the children of Israel" "Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will take me in"

Qustion 8. What is the practice of circumcising baby boys called in Hebrew?

Brit Banot Brit Milah Simhat Bat Aufruf

Qustion 9. Under what circumstances does a new baby NOT require a brit milah?

If the baby is adopted If the baby was conceived through IVF If the baby is a girl If the baby is his mother's first-born child

Qustion 10. True or false: Circumcision is not required in most communities to convert a baby boy.

True False
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