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. The bar mitzvah ceremony dates back to
The Spanish Inquisition
The fifth century
The 14th century
The destruction of the First Temple
Question 2. New Jewish lifecycle rituals have been created to mark which of these life events?
All of the above
Question 3. What is a ketubah?
A summons to appear before the Beit Din to discuss divorce
A marriage agreement
The written amount of money a woman gets for alimony
A bill of divorce
Question 4. 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 5. True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.
Question 6. What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?
Question 7. Who is the person who is required, in traditional Jewish sources, to perform the brit milah on a baby boy?
The baby himself.
Question 8. 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 9. With whom was the covenant of circumcision first made?
Question 10. Which of these biblical characters did NOT have a circumcision?