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. 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 2. Which is the proper order of the conversion process?
Mikveh, Beit Din, Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, taking a Hebrew name
Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, Beit Din, mikveh, taking a Hebrew name
Taking a Hebrew name, Beit Din, Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, mikveh
Beit Din, taking a Hebrew name, Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, mikveh
Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. What was the first movement to create an outreach program for intermarried couples?
Question 6. 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 7. What happened to Warder Cresson after he converted to Judaism?
He became a rabbi
He became a cantor
He was put on trial for insanity
He became the first Jewish mayor in America
Question 8. True or false: All mikvehs are run by the Orthodox movement.
Question 9. 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 10. True or false: In most Jewish communities, circumcision is not required to convert a baby boy.