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Ceremonies for Newborns

Whether it's a boy or a girl, Judaism has some rituals in place for how to properly welcome your little one into the world. How much do you know about these traditions?



Question 1. True or false: Many Jewish parents give their child a secular name and a Hebrew name.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?
 Daughter
 Birth
 Covenant
 Celebration

 

Question 3. What is the title of the person who holds the baby during the bris?
 Kveller
 Sandek
 Kvater
 Mohel

 

Question 4. Pidyon Haben, a ceremony that represents redemption, is traditionally performed on:
 First born daughters
 First born sons
 Converts to Judaism
 All newborns

 

Question 5. Which Jews have the custom of naming a baby after deceased family members?
 Sephardic Jews
 Ashkenazic Jews
 Mizrahi Jews
 Kibbutzniks