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. 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 3. True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.
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. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
Question 6. 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 7. How do the talmudic rabbis describe the proper conviction a convert to Judaism should have?
"A blessing from God"
"For the sake of Heaven"
"A transformation of self"
"An evolution into a sincere Jew"
Question 8. What is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that takes responsibility for a conversion?
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: Most Reform rabbis do not permit conversions for the sake of marriage, holding that such converts cannot truly be sincere Jews.