New York Jewish Parenting Guide- Quiz

Newborn Ceremonies Quiz

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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?

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Question 1. What is the Hebrew word roughly translated as “godfather,” indicating an honor bestowed on a certain individual during the brit milah ceremony?
 Kvatter
 Sandek
 Kvatterin
 Mohel

 

Question 2. Which Jews have the custom of naming a baby after deceased family members?
 Sephardic Jews
 Ashkenazic Jews
 Mizrahi Jews
 Kibbutzniks

 

Question 3. Which of these biblical characters did NOT have a circumcision?
 Noah
 Abraham
 Isaac
 Ishmael

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Question 4. Which is NOT a sign associated in the Torah with divine-human covenant?
 Brit Milah
 Shabbat
 The rainbow after the flood that Noah saw from his ark
 Eve eating from the Tree of Life

 

Question 5. What is name of the ceremony in which first-born Jewish males are redeemed from the service of the ancient priests?
 Pidyon HaBen
 Brit Milah
 Simhat Bat
 Bar Mitzvah

 

Question 6. True or false: Many traditional Jewish families give a Hebrew or Yiddish name to a newborn daughter during a Torah-reading service at synagogue.
 True
 False

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Question 7. The sages of which period told stories about the merits of circumcision, and argued that circumcision could affect a man’s spiritual fate after his death?
 The biblical period
 The Middle Ages
 The talmudic period
 The Renaissance

 

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