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
What is the purpose of a welcoming ceremony for a new baby?
Question 2 of 10
Which is NOT a sign associated in the Torah with divine-human covenant?
Question 3 of 10
Which Jews have the custom of naming a baby after deceased family members?
Question 4 of 10
What is the practice of circumcising baby boys called in Hebrew?
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
What is the tradition of welcoming baby girls into the community called in some Sephardic communities?
Question 7 of 10
Who usually performs the act of circumcision?
Question 8 of 10
Which of the following lifecycle events does not have a prescribed traditional ritual for observance?
Question 9 of 10
In what decade was the publication of the first full-blown ceremony of welcoming, naming, and covenant for a baby girl?
Question 10 of 10
Under what circumstances does a new baby NOT require a brit milah?

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