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
The Jewish conversion process reflects which historical process?
Question 2 of 10
Why can the development of new rituals be deeply problematic for some traditional Jews?
Question 3 of 10
How are new Jewish rituals created?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: Women have been the primary initiators of creative ritual in Judaism.
Question 5 of 10
True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
Question 6 of 10
In new lifecycle rituals, it is common to include the blessing which thanks God
Question 7 of 10
Lifecycle events are often marked with an appropriate contribution of tzedakah, which is what?
Question 8 of 10
On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
Question 9 of 10
Which is NOT a theme that is central in Jewish life?
Question 10 of 10
Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?

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