A brit milah ceremony. (Eliel Joseph Schafler/Wikimedia Commons)

Quiz: Newborn Ceremonies

How much do you know about Jewish ceremonies for new baby boys and girls?

The birth of a child is a momentous occasion for any family. How much do you know about Jewish ceremonies for new baby boys and girls?

Question 1 of 10
Under what circumstances does a new baby NOT require a brit milah?
Question 2 of 10
True or false: Circumcision is not required in most communities to convert a baby boy.
Question 3 of 10
Which of the following lifecycle events does not have a prescribed traditional ritual for observance?
Question 4 of 10
Who is the person who is required, in traditional Jewish sources, to perform the brit milah on a baby boy?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Many traditional Jewish families give a Hebrew or Yiddish name to a newborn daughter during a Torah-reading service at synagogue.
Question 6 of 10
Which of these biblical characters did NOT have a circumcision?
Question 7 of 10
What is the Hebrew word roughly translated as “godfather,” indicating an honor bestowed on a certain individual during the brit milah ceremony?
Question 8 of 10
What is name of the ceremony in which first-born Jewish males are redeemed from the service of the ancient priests?
Question 9 of 10
Which is NOT a sign associated in the Torah with divine-human covenant?
Question 10 of 10
In what decade was the publication of the first full-blown ceremony of welcoming, naming, and covenant for a baby girl?

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