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 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 2. True or false: In most Jewish communities, circumcision is not required to convert a baby boy.
Question 3. True or false: All mikvehs are run by the Orthodox movement.
Question 4. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
Question 5. What is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that takes responsibility for a conversion?
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 is a kelim mikveh?
A mikveh for children
A mikveh for sinners
A mikveh for the ultra-Orthodox
A mikveh for dishes
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 of these women is the biblical prototype of a convert?