Conversion QuizThe 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. 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?
Question 2. What is giyur?
A potential convert
A descendant of one of the Seven Nations
Question 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
Question 4. What does conversion to Judaism require?
Active participation in Jewish holiday and lifecycle events
A commitment to Jewish practice
All of the above
Question 5. 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"
Question 6. In the book of Exodus, non-Israelites who fled Egypt with the Hebrews were referred to as what?
A Mixed Multitude
Holier Than A Friend
Light of God
Question 7. True or false: An infant can be converted to Judaism without its consent?
Question 8. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
Question 9. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?
Question 10. 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.