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. Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?
A secular legal official
Question 2. Which is NOT a theme that is central in Jewish life?
A covenantal relationship with God
The relationship to past and future generations and one’s community
The importance of recognizing that Judaism focuses around reincarnation
The power of liturgy and ritual to sanctify and effect transformation
Question 3. On what day does Jewish mystical tradition consider conception of a child to be particularly holy?
The New Moon
Question 4. When does an aufruf ("calling up") traditionally take place?
The morning of the couple's wedding.
The day before the wedding.
The Sabbath preceding the wedding.
The final time the couple sees each other before the wedding.
Question 5. What is the name of the ceremony in which a baby boy is circumcised on his eighth day of life?
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. 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 8. Which contemporary value has been the most powerful force for changing the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony?
Concern about global warming
Question 9. With whom was the covenant of circumcision first made?
Question 10. What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?