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 is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that takes responsibility for a conversion?
Question 2. Which movement controls the conversion process in Israel?
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. What does conversion to Judaism require?
Active participation in Jewish holiday and lifecycle events
A commitment to Jewish practice
All of the above
Question 5. Who usually performs the act of circumcision?
Question 6. 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 7. True or false: Jewish law allows people who were converted as infants or children to renounce their conversion when they reach the age of maturity.
Question 8. 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 9. According to traditional Judaism, who has sole authority to authorize a conversion to Judaism?
A beit din
Your local rabbi
A referendum at a synagogue
Question 10. True or false: In most Jewish communities, circumcision is not required to convert a baby boy.