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. What is the practice of circumcising baby boys called in Hebrew?
Question 3. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?
Question 4. What does the brit, or "covenant," refer to in the name "brit milah"?
A covenant between the child and his parents.
A covenant between the child and the Jewish people.
A covenant between the child and God.
All of the above
None of the above
Question 5. 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 6. Additional details for the Pidyon HaBen ceremony appear in which text?
The Book of Samuel
Question 7. The sages of which period told stories about the merits of circumcision, and argued that circumcision could affect a man’s spiritual fate after his death?
The biblical period
The Middle Ages
The talmudic period