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?

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Qustion 1. What is name of the ceremony in which first-born Jewish males are redeemed from the service of the ancient priests?

Pidyon HaBen Brit Milah Simhat Bat Bar Mitzvah

Qustion 2. 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 3. What does the brit, or "covenant," refer to in the name "brit milah"?

A covenant between the child and his parents. A covenant between the child and the Jewish people. A covenant between the child and God. All of the above None of the above

Qustion 4. Which is NOT a sign associated in the Torah with divine-human covenant?

Brit Milah Shabbat The rainbow after the flood that Noah saw from his ark Eve eating from the Tree of Life

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. 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 7. Which of these biblical characters did NOT have a circumcision?

Noah Abraham Isaac Ishmael

Qustion 8. 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 9. True or false: Many Jewish parents give their child a secular name and a Hebrew name.

True False

Qustion 10. Which is NOT a traditional custom associated with brit milah?

To light candles in the room where the brit is to take place To make sure a minyan is present at the brit, whenever possible To make a feast of fruits and beverages on the Friday night before the day that the brit takes place To wait until sunset to perform the brit
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