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. Can a doctor perform a circumcision instead of a mohel?

Yes No

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 4. For traditional Jews, a convert must assent to kabbalat ol ha-mitzvot, which is what?

Observing a few selected commandments Committing to the performance of the Jewish commandments Accepting the validity of the Jewish commandments Both A & B Both B & C

Qustion 5. When is the ceremony of hatafat dam brit performed?

The day after a baby is born The day before a boy's Bar Mitzvah For an adult male convert prior to his conversion The day before a man's wedding

Qustion 6. True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.

True False

Qustion 7. What does the conversion of a female infant or child require in the Conservative and Orthodox movements?

Immersion in the mikveh and a Zeved Habat ceremony A birth certificate Only immersion in the mikveh Only the permission of a Beit Din

Qustion 8. When did the Jewish "tradition" of dissuading potential converts originate?

In the biblical period In the time of the Talmud In the Middle Ages During the German Enlightenment

Qustion 9. 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

Qustion 10. When did Jews engage in active proselytizing?

In the Middle Ages Under the Roman Empire Between World War I and World War II Never
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