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. 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 2. When did Jews engage in active proselytizing?

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

Qustion 3. 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

Qustion 4. Which is the proper order of the conversion process?

Mikveh, Beit Din, Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, taking a Hebrew name Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, Beit Din, mikveh, taking a Hebrew name Taking a Hebrew name, Beit Din, Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, mikveh Beit Din, taking a Hebrew name, Brit milah/hatafat dam brit, mikveh

Qustion 5. True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.

True False

Qustion 6. What is the Hebrew term for the three-person rabbinic court that takes responsibility for a conversion?

Mohel Beit Din Knesset Tevillah

Qustion 7. 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 8. Which of these is not one of the steps of a traditional conversion?

Immersion in a ritual pool Brit milah (for men) Acceptance of all the mitzvot, including keeping Shabbat and kashrut The marriage ceremony

Qustion 9. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.

True False

Qustion 10. True or false: An infant can be converted to Judaism without its consent?

True False
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