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. When is the Pidyon HaBen ceremony NOT performed?
For a first-born son who was delivered by cesarean section
For a first-born son born to a mother who has miscarried in the past
For a first-born son delivered in a natural birth
A & B
A & C
Question 2. What is the tradition of welcoming baby girls into the community called in some Sephardic communities?
Question 3. What is the practice of circumcising baby boys called in Hebrew?
Question 4. 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 5. Which of these traditional Jewish names for boys is NOT biblical?
Question 6. 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
Question 7. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?