Bar/Bat Mitzvah QuizTraditionally, being a bar/bat mitzvah meant that one was obligated to fulfill the mitzvot, or commandments. Today, boys and girls may mark this event by leading services, reading from the Torah, or doing community service projects. How much do you know about Bar/Bat Mitzvahs?
Question 1. Adult bar/bat mitzvahs have gained popularity in the last
Question 2. In what country was the drasha (Torah discourse) first included in bar mitzvah celebrations?
Question 3. The first mention of a bar mitzvah party is found in which Jewish text?
The Book of Judges
The Shulhan Arukh
Question 4. Is a bar or bat mitzvah ceremony required for every Jewish child?
Only for boys.
Only for girls.
Question 5. When did the first bar mitzvah ceremonies occur?
In the Torah times.
In the Temple times.
In the times of the Maccabees.
In the 14th century.
In the early 20th century.
Question 6. True or false: Before the Middle Ages, a pre-bar mitzvah boy was permitted to receive an aliyah and to put on tefillin publicly.
Question 7. The bar mitzvah ceremony dates back to
The 14th century
The destruction of the First Temple
The fifth century
The Spanish Inquisition
Question 8. According to the Mishnah, what is appropriate to begin at the age of 13?
Observing mitzvot, commandments.
Going to synagogue.
Question 9. The confirmation ceremony commonly takes place on what Jewish holiday?
Question 10. Which famous rabbi introduced the ceremony of confirmation to Jewish America?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Isaac Mayer Wise
None of the above.