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 a ketubah?
Question 2 of 10
What is the tradition of welcoming baby girls into the community called in some Sephardic communities?
Question 3 of 10
Which of the following lifecycle events does not have a prescribed traditional ritual for observance?
Question 4 of 10
Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
Question 5 of 10
Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?
Question 6 of 10
Who is the person who usually performs the brit milah on a baby boy?
Question 7 of 10
With whom was the covenant of circumcision first made?
Question 8 of 10
What blessing does a convert recite after immersion in the mikveh?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these is a new ceremony that has been created in connection to Kaddish?
Question 10 of 10
On what day does Jewish mystical tradition consider conception of a child to be particularly holy?