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 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 2. True or false: Most Reform rabbis do not permit conversions for the sake of marriage, holding that such converts cannot truly be sincere Jews.
Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. True or false: In most Jewish communities, circumcision is not required to convert a baby boy.
Question 6. True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.
Question 7. What was the first movement to create an outreach program for intermarried couples?
Question 8. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?
Question 9. 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 10. 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