New York Jewish Parenting Guide- Quiz

Newborn Ceremonies Quiz


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?


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


Question 3. Which of these biblical characters did NOT have a circumcision?


Question 4. Which is NOT a sign associated in the Torah with divine-human covenant?
 Brit Milah
 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.



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