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. Who usually performs the act of circumcision?
Question 2. What is the Hebrew term for immersion in the mikveh?
Question 3. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. What was the first movement to create an outreach program for intermarried couples?
Question 9. 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 10. Can a doctor perform a circumcision instead of a mohel?