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. 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 2. Additional details for the Pidyon HaBen ceremony appear in which text?

The Torah The Midrash The Mishnah The Book of Samuel

Qustion 3. 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

Qustion 4. 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 5. 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 6. The sages of which period told stories about the merits of circumcision, and argued that circumcision could affect a man’s spiritual fate after his death?

The biblical period The Middle Ages The talmudic period The Renaissance

Qustion 7. True or false: Many traditional Jewish families give a Hebrew or Yiddish name to a newborn daughter during a Torah-reading service at synagogue.

True False

Qustion 8. Which Jews have the custom of naming a baby after deceased family members?

Sephardic Jews Ashkenazic Jews Mizrahi Jews Kibbutzniks

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

True False

Qustion 10. Who usually performs the act of circumcision?

The Rabbi The Hazzan The Father The Mohel
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