Conversion QuizThe process of conversion depends on the overseeing rabbi, but generally includes a great deal of learning, culminating with an appearance before a Jewish court, the taking of a Hebrew name, circumcision for men, and a dunk in the ritual bath. How much do you know about Jewish conversion?
Question 1. Which is the proper order of the conversion process?
Mikveh, Beit Din, Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, taking a Hebrew name
Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, Beit Din, mikveh, taking a Hebrew name
Taking a Hebrew name, Beit Din, Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, mikveh
Beit Din, taking a Hebrew name, Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, mikveh
Question 2. How much of your body must be immersed in the mikveh?
Just your feet
Up to your waist
Up to your shoulders
Your entire body
Question 3. Which of these is not one of the steps of a traditional conversion?
Immersion in a ritual pool
Brit milah (for men)
Acceptance of all the mitzvot, including keeping Shabbat and kashrut
The marriage ceremony
Question 4. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
Question 5. When is the ceremony of hatafat dam brit performed?
The day after a baby is born
The day before a boy's Bar Mitzvah
For an adult male convert prior to his conversion
The day before a man's wedding
Question 6. Can a doctor perform a circumcision instead of a mohel?
Question 7. The Jewish conversion process reflects which historical process?
When the Israelites became God's people and accepted God's covenant at Sinai
When Abraham circumcised himself
When Noah accepted a covenant with God in the form of a rainbow
When babies were accepted into the Jewish community by the Temple priests
Question 8. When did the Jewish "tradition" of dissuading potential converts originate?
In the biblical period
In the time of the Talmud
In the Middle Ages
During the German Enlightenment
Question 9. What is a brit milah?
Baby naming for a boy
Baby naming for a girl
Oath of commitment to Judaism
Question 10. True or false: In most Jewish communities, circumcision is not required to convert a baby boy.