Conversion Quiz

The 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 of :

Qustion 1. 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

Qustion 2. 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"

Qustion 3. 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.

Qustion 4. Which movement controls the conversion process in Israel?

Orthodox Conservative Reform Reconstructionist

Qustion 5. What is giyur?

A convert A potential convert Conversion A descendant of one of the Seven Nations

Qustion 6. 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

Qustion 7. 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 Oneself

Qustion 8. 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

Qustion 9. What is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that takes responsibility for a conversion?

Mohel Beit Din Knesset Tevillah

Qustion 10. 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.

True False
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