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. With whom was the covenant of circumcision first made?
Question 2. 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 3. Which of these is a new ceremony that has been created in connection to Kaddish?
A ceremony to mark the decision not to say Kaddish for an abusive parent
A ceremony to mark the ability to say Kaddish in under one minute
A ceremony to mark the end of the 11-month period of saying Kaddish for a parent
A ceremony to mark the fourth month of reciting Kaddish
Question 4. Who is the person who is required, in traditional Jewish sources, to perform the brit milah on a baby boy?
The baby himself.
Question 5. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 6. What is the tradition of welcoming baby girls into the community called in some Sephardic communities?
Question 7. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?
Concern about global warming
Question 8. On what day does Jewish mystical tradition consider conception of a child to be particularly holy?
The New Moon
Question 9. New Jewish lifecycle rituals have been created to mark which of these life events?
All of the above
Question 10. How are new Jewish rituals created?
By recovering traditions that have fallen into disuse
By using an existing rite or blessing in a new context
By drawing on traditional texts, symbols, images, and ritual objects to create an entirely new composition
All of the above