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. Which is NOT a Reform guideline for conversion?

A convert must keep kosher both inside the home and outside the home A convert must accept Judaism to the exclusion of all other faiths and practices in his/her life A convert must observe Shabbat and Jewish holidays A convert must commit him/herself to tzedakah and tikkun olam

Qustion 3. 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 4. What does conversion to Judaism require?

Serious study Active participation in Jewish holiday and lifecycle events A commitment to Jewish practice All of the above

Qustion 5. What is a kelim mikveh?

A mikveh for children A mikveh for sinners A mikveh for the ultra-Orthodox A mikveh for dishes

Qustion 6. 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?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Qustion 7. True or false: All mikvehs are run by the Orthodox movement.

True False

Qustion 8. In the biblical period, how did people join the Israelite nation?

Through immersing themselves in a mikveh Through circumcision Through assimilation into the community Only through birth; converts were not accepted

Qustion 9. What is the Hebrew term for immersion in the mikveh?

Minhag Brit Tevillah Simhat Bat

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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