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. Talmudic Judaism considered you Jewish if
Your mother was Jewish
Your father was Jewish
You converted to Judaism in a halakhic manner
Both a and c
Question 2. Can a doctor perform a circumcision instead of a mohel?
Question 3. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
Question 4. Which of these women is the biblical prototype of a convert?
Question 5. What is giyur?
A potential convert
A descendant of one of the Seven Nations
Question 6. For traditional Jews, a convert must assent to kabbalat ol ha-mitzvot, which is what?
Observing a few selected commandments
Committing to the performance of the Jewish commandments
Accepting the validity of the Jewish commandments
Both A & B
Both B & C
Question 7. True or false: All mikvehs are run by the Orthodox movement.
Question 8. When did Jews engage in active proselytizing?
In the Middle Ages
Under the Roman Empire
Between World War I and World War II
Question 9. What is the Hebrew term for immersion in the mikveh?
Question 10. What does the conversion of a female infant or child require in the Conservative and Orthodox movements?
Immersion in the mikveh and a Zeved Habat ceremony
A birth certificate
Only immersion in the mikveh
Only the permission of a Beit Din