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 is NOT an element typically involved in a Jewish lifecycle ceremony?
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
Why can the development of new rituals be deeply problematic for some traditional Jews?
Question 4 of 10
Which is NOT a theme that is central in Jewish life?
Question 5 of 10
There is a Jewish tradition to say how many blessings, or brakhot, a day?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these is a new ceremony that has been created in connection to Kaddish?
Question 7 of 10
Who is the person who usually performs the brit milah on a baby boy?
Question 8 of 10
The Jewish conversion process reflects which historical process?
Question 9 of 10
The bar mitzvah ceremony dates back to
Question 10 of 10
Who is the person who is required, in traditional Jewish sources, to perform the brit milah on a baby boy?