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. If a newborn baby’s mother is not Jewish, a traditional mohel will likely agree to perform the circumcision if it is “l’shem gerut,” which means what?
The baby will be raised in a Jewish home with a Jewish lifestyle
The intention is that the baby will later be immersed in a mikveh to be converted to Judaism
The mother agrees to convert to Judaism
The local rabbi blesses the child first
Question 2. 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 3. True or false: Many Jewish parents give their child a secular name and a Hebrew name.
Question 4. Which is NOT a traditional custom associated with brit milah?
To light candles in the room where the brit is to take place
To make sure a minyan is present at the brit, whenever possible
To make a feast of fruits and beverages on the Friday night before the day that the brit takes place
To wait until sunset to perform the brit
Question 5. 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 6. Which of these traditional Jewish names for boys is NOT biblical?
Question 7. Where does the practice of circumcision have its roots?
In Abraham's circumcising the male members of his household
In Abraham’s preparedness to sacrifice Isaac to God
When God created Adam, the first man
When God told Jacob to circumcise all twelve of his sons