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

Orthodox Conservative Reform Reconstructionist

Qustion 5. What is the Hebrew term for immersion in the mikveh?

Minhag Brit Tevillah Simhat Bat

Qustion 6. What is giyur?

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

Qustion 7. What is the first step to converting to Judaism in the Reform approach?

Immersion in a ritual bath Taking a series of classes Marrying a Jew Saying a prayer solidifying a potential convert's commitment

Qustion 8. 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 9. True or false: All mikvehs are run by the Orthodox movement.

True False

Qustion 10. Which of these women is the biblical prototype of a convert?

Miriam Esther Deborah Ruth
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