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
There is a Jewish tradition to say how many blessings, or brakhot, a day?
Question 2 of 10
What does the brit, or "covenant," refer to in the name "brit milah"?
Question 3 of 10
On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
Question 4 of 10
True or false: Women have been the primary initiators of creative ritual in Judaism.
Question 5 of 10
Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?
Question 6 of 10
What is the purpose of a welcoming ceremony for a new baby?
Question 7 of 10
What is a ketubah?
Question 8 of 10
In new lifecycle rituals, it is common to include the blessing which thanks God
Question 9 of 10
What is the tradition of welcoming baby girls into the community called in some Sephardic communities?
Question 10 of 10
On what day does Jewish mystical tradition consider conception of a child to be particularly holy?

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