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
True or false: Humanistic Judaism has its own bar and bat mitzvah rituals.
Question 2 of 10
When attending a bar/bat mitzvah service, guests should be careful to
Question 3 of 10
In some synagogues, normally after the completion of 10th grade religious school, what ceremony do teenagers participate in?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: The rabbis of the Middle Ages enacted laws to limit spending on bar mitzvah festivities.
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Before the Middle Ages, a pre-bar mitzvah boy was permitted to receive an aliyah and to put on tefillin publicly.
Question 6 of 10
What can parents do to help their child prepare for his/her bar/bat mitzvah?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these is NOT a way for a bar/bat mitzvah party to be more socially responsible?
Question 8 of 10
Who decried the materialism of bar/bat mitzvah parties?
Question 9 of 10
Haftarah portions come from which set of books?
Question 10 of 10
What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?

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