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
Which of these biblical characters did NOT have a circumcision?
Question 2 of 10
Who is the person who usually performs the brit milah on a baby boy?
Question 3 of 10
When does an aufruf ("calling up") traditionally take place?
Question 4 of 10
Which is NOT a theme that is central in Jewish life?
Question 5 of 10
Why can the development of new rituals be deeply problematic for some traditional Jews?
Question 6 of 10
In new lifecycle rituals, it is common to include the blessing which thanks God
Question 7 of 10
The Jewish conversion process reflects which historical process?
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
What blessing does a convert recite after immersion in the mikveh?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?