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. In the book of Exodus, non-Israelites who fled Egypt with the Hebrews were referred to as what?

A Mixed Multitude Christians Holier Than A Friend Light of God

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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 5. True or false: In most Jewish communities, circumcision is not required to convert a baby boy.

True False

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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 8. Can a doctor perform a circumcision instead of a mohel?

Yes No

Qustion 9. 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 10. True or false: All mikvehs are run by the Orthodox movement.

True False
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