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
Who is the person who usually performs the brit milah on a baby boy?
Question 2 of 10
On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
Question 3 of 10
With whom was the covenant of circumcision first made?
Question 4 of 10
Lifecycle events are often marked with an appropriate contribution of tzedakah, which is what?
Question 5 of 10
In new lifecycle rituals, it is common to include the blessing which thanks God
Question 6 of 10
What is the name of the ceremony in which a baby boy is circumcised on his eighth day of life?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these is NOT a way to make one's lifecycle event more ethical?
Question 8 of 10
Which is NOT an element typically involved in a Jewish lifecycle ceremony?
Question 9 of 10
Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
Question 10 of 10
Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?

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