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. 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 2. 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 3. True or false: An infant can be converted to Judaism without its consent?
Question 4. What was the first movement to create an outreach program for intermarried couples?
Question 5. 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 6. True or false: In most Jewish communities, circumcision is not required to convert a baby boy.
Question 7. 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 8. What is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that takes responsibility for a conversion?
Question 9. Which of these women is the biblical prototype of a convert?
Question 10. 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