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 of the following lifecycle events does not have a prescribed traditional ritual for observance?
A boy's birth
Question 2. 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 3. 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 4. Which of these traditional Jewish names for boys is NOT biblical?
Question 5. Who usually performs the act of circumcision?
Question 6. True or false: Many Jewish parents give their child a secular name and a Hebrew name.
Question 7. True or false: Circumcision is not required in most communities to convert a baby boy.