Lifecycle Ritual QuizJudaism 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. There is a Jewish tradition to say how many blessings, or brakhot, a day?
At least one.
Question 2. True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
Question 3. With whom was the covenant of circumcision first made?
Question 4. What is the purpose of a welcoming ceremony for a new baby?
To represent the fulfillment of mitzvot--commandments or obligations--that require such ceremonies
To initiate a lifetime of marking significant events in the context of tradition and community functions
To link us to the Jewish past and commit us to a Jewish future
All of the above
Question 5. On what day does Jewish mystical tradition consider conception of a child to be particularly holy?
The New Moon
Question 6. In new lifecycle rituals, it is common to include the blessing which thanks God
For sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this season
For having given of His glory to flesh and blood
Who commanded us to study words of Torah
Who remembers the covenant, and is faithful to God's covenant, and keeps God's promise
Question 7. What is the name of the ceremony in which a baby boy is circumcised on his eighth day of life?
Question 8. Who is the person who is required, in traditional Jewish sources, to perform the brit milah on a baby boy?
The baby himself.
Question 9. Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 10. What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?