At an alternative bar/bat mitzvah ceremony. (Courtesy Jewish Journey Project)

Lifecycle Ritual Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish customs for marking major life events?

Judaism has long focused on rituals for birth, marriage, and death, and contemporary communities have developed ways of acknowledging other major life events. How much do you know about these rituals?

Question 1 of 10
True or false: Women have been the primary initiators of creative ritual in Judaism.
Question 2 of 10
Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 3 of 10
What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?
Question 4 of 10
Which of the following lifecycle events does not have a prescribed traditional ritual for observance?
Question 5 of 10
There is a Jewish tradition to say how many blessings, or brakhot, a day?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.
Question 8 of 10
In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?
Question 9 of 10
Lifecycle events are often marked with an appropriate contribution of tzedakah, which is what?
Question 10 of 10
On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an

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