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Newborn Ceremonies Quiz

The birth of a child is a momentous occasion for any family. How much do you know about Jewish ceremonies for new baby boys and girls?

Question 1. Who is the person who is required, in traditional Jewish sources, to perform the brit milah on a baby boy?
 The rabbi.
 The sandak.
 The father.
 The baby himself.


Question 2. True or false: Kalman and Zelig are Hebrew names.


Question 3. Under what circumstances does a new baby NOT require a brit milah?
 If the baby is adopted
 If the baby was conceived through IVF
 If the baby is a girl
 If the baby is his mother's first-born child


Question 4. What is name of the ceremony in which first-born Jewish males are redeemed from the service of the ancient priests?
 Pidyon HaBen
 Brit Milah
 Simhat Bat
 Bar Mitzvah


Question 5. Which of these traditional Jewish names for boys is NOT biblical?


Question 6. What is the tradition of welcoming baby girls into the community called in some Sephardic communities?
 Zeved Habat
 Avi Habit
 Las Fadas


Question 7. Which is NOT a sign associated in the Torah with divine-human covenant?
 Brit Milah
 The rainbow after the flood that Noah saw from his ark
 Eve eating from the Tree of Life