Bar/Bat Mitzvah Quiz

How much do you know about this coming-of-age ceremony?

Traditionally, being a bar/bat mitzvah meant that one was obligated to fulfill the mitzvot, or commandments. Today, boys and girls may mark this event by leading services, reading from the Torah, or doing community service projects.

Question 1 of 10
When do many traditional Jews mark a child's reaching the age of majority?
Question 2 of 10
Which famous rabbi introduced the ceremony of confirmation to Jewish America?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: The rabbis of the Middle Ages enacted laws to limit spending on bar mitzvah festivities.
Question 4 of 10
Which of these is NOT a way for a bar/bat mitzvah party to be more socially responsible?
Question 5 of 10
Judith Eisenstein, the first bat mitzvah, was the daughter of which Jewish leader?
Question 6 of 10
What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: Converted children are not allowed to read from the Torah.
Question 8 of 10
What is the only ritual given in the Talmud pertaining to a bar mitzvah?
Question 9 of 10
According to the Mishnah, what is appropriate to begin at the age of 13?
Question 10 of 10
Who decried the materialism of bar/bat mitzvah parties?

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