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 is a new ceremony that has been created in connection to Kaddish?
Question 2 of 10
When does an aufruf ("calling up") traditionally take place?
Question 3 of 10
In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?
Question 4 of 10
The Jewish conversion process reflects which historical process?
Question 5 of 10
On a Sabbath preceding his wedding, the groom has (and in liberal congregations, the bride and groom both have) a/an
Question 6 of 10
Why can the development of new rituals be deeply problematic for some traditional Jews?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: A rabbi is required to perform a marriage ceremony.
Question 8 of 10
In new lifecycle rituals, it is common to include the blessing which thanks God
Question 9 of 10
The bar mitzvah ceremony dates back to
Question 10 of 10
With whom was the covenant of circumcision first made?