Newborn Ceremonies QuizThe 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. Which is NOT a sign associated in the Torah with divine-human covenant?
The rainbow after the flood that Noah saw from his ark
Eve eating from the Tree of Life
Question 2. Additional details for the Pidyon HaBen ceremony appear in which text?
The Book of Samuel
Question 3. When is the ceremony of hatafat dam brit performed?
The day after a baby is born
The day before a boy’s Bar Mitzvah
For an adult male convert prior to conversion
The day before a man’s wedding
Question 4. For baby boys, when does the brit milah ceremony usually take place?
The day after the baby is born
Eight days after the baby is born
On the first Shabbat after the baby is born
One month after the baby is born
Question 5. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?
Question 6. 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 7. What is the purpose of a welcoming ceremony for a new baby?
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
To represent the fulfillment of mitzvot--commandments or obligations--that require such ceremonies
All of the above