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 the following lifecycle events does not have a prescribed traditional ritual for observance?
Question 2 of 10
In new lifecycle rituals, it is common to include the blessing which thanks God
Question 3 of 10
Who is the person who is required, in traditional Jewish sources, to perform the brit milah on a baby boy?
Question 4 of 10
The Jewish conversion process reflects which historical process?
Question 5 of 10
How are new Jewish rituals created?
Question 6 of 10
True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
Question 7 of 10
Which of these is a new ceremony that has been created in connection to Kaddish?
Question 8 of 10
What blessing does a convert recite after immersion in the mikveh?
Question 9 of 10
What is the tradition of welcoming baby girls into the community called in some Sephardic communities?
Question 10 of 10
When does an aufruf ("calling up") traditionally take place?

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