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
Who usually performs the act of circumcision?
Question 2 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 3 of 10
In what decade was the publication of the first full-blown ceremony of welcoming, naming, and covenant for a baby girl?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: Many Jewish parents give their child a secular name and a Hebrew name.
Question 5 of 10
Which is NOT a traditional custom associated with brit milah?
Question 6 of 10
What is the tradition of welcoming baby girls into the community called in some Sephardic communities?
Question 7 of 10
What is the practice of circumcising baby boys called in Hebrew?
Question 8 of 10
Which is NOT a sign associated in the Torah with divine-human covenant?
Question 9 of 10
When is the ceremony of hatafat dam brit performed?
Question 10 of 10
Which Jews have the custom of naming a baby after deceased family members?

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