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. Which of these biblical characters did NOT have a circumcision?
Question 2. With whom was the covenant of circumcision first made?
Question 3. True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
Question 4. What blessing does a convert recite after immersion in the mikveh?
Blessed are You...who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us regarding immersion
Blessed are you...who distinguishes between holy and profane, between the people of Israel and the other nations
Blessed are You...who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us regarding conversion
All of the above
Question 5. What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?
Question 6. 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 7. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 8. On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
Question 9. The Jewish conversion process reflects which historical process?
When Abraham circumcised himself
When Noah accepted a covenant with God in the form of a rainbow
When babies were accepted into the Jewish community by the Temple priests
When the Israelites became God's people and accepted God's covenant at Sinai
Question 10. 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.