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
On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
Question 2 of 10
When does an aufruf ("calling up") traditionally take place?
Question 3 of 10
What is the purpose of a welcoming ceremony for a new baby?
Question 4 of 10
Lifecycle events are often marked with an appropriate contribution of tzedakah, which is what?
Question 5 of 10
Which of these biblical characters did NOT have a circumcision?
Question 6 of 10
What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?
Question 7 of 10
Which is NOT an element typically involved in a Jewish lifecycle ceremony?
Question 8 of 10
What blessing does a convert recite after immersion in the mikveh?
Question 9 of 10
What does the brit, or "covenant," refer to in the name "brit milah"?
Question 10 of 10
What is a ketubah?