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. What blessing does a convert recite after immersion in the mikveh?
Blessed are You...who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us regarding immersion.
Blessed are You...who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us regarding conversion.
Blessed are you...who distinguishes between holy and profane, between the people of Israel and the other nations.
Blessed are you...who is the true judge.
Question 2. In the book of Exodus, non-Israelites who fled Egypt with the Hebrews were referred to as what?
A Mixed Multitude
Holier Than A Friend
Light of God
Question 3. Which of these women is the biblical prototype of a convert?
Question 4. Which biblical book has a passage that refers to converts, and, according to R. Ishmael, guarantees converts the same civil law protections as native Israelites?
Question 5. What does a convert's immersion in the mikveh symbolize?
A spiritual rebirth
Cleansing the convert of past misdeeds
Preparation for a different future and destiny
All of the above
Question 6. In the biblical period, how did people join the Israelite nation?
Through immersing themselves in a mikveh
Through assimilation into the community
Only through birth; converts were not accepted
Question 7. When did Jews engage in active proselytizing?
In the Middle Ages
Under the Roman Empire
Between World War I and World War II
Question 8. Which is NOT a Reform guideline for conversion?
A convert must keep kosher both inside the home and outside the home
A convert must accept Judaism to the exclusion of all other faiths and practices in his/her life
A convert must observe Shabbat and Jewish holidays
A convert must commit him/herself to tzedakah and tikkun olam
Question 9. What is the hatafat dam brit ceremony?
The ritual extraction of a drop of blood if the convert is already circumcised
When the Beit Din meets to discuss the conversion
Immersion in the mikveh
The process for selecting a Hebrew name for a future convert
Question 10. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.