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
What is the purpose of a welcoming ceremony for a new baby?
Question 2 of 10
What is the name of the ceremony in which a baby boy is circumcised on his eighth day of life?
Question 3 of 10
Which of these biblical characters did NOT have a circumcision?
Question 4 of 10
With whom was the covenant of circumcision first made?
Question 5 of 10
The bar mitzvah ceremony dates back to
Question 6 of 10
True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
Question 7 of 10
What does the brit, or "covenant," refer to in the name "brit milah"?
Question 8 of 10
Who is the person who is required, in traditional Jewish sources, to perform the brit milah on a baby boy?
Question 9 of 10
In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?
Question 10 of 10
True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.

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