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. For traditional Jews, a convert must assent to kabbalat ol ha-mitzvot, which is what?
Observing a few selected commandments
Committing to the performance of the Jewish commandments
Accepting the validity of the Jewish commandments
Both A & B
Both B & C
Question 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
Question 3. When did Jews engage in active proselytizing?
In the Middle Ages
Under the Roman Empire
Between World War I and World War II
Question 4. 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
Question 5. What does conversion to Judaism require?
Active participation in Jewish holiday and lifecycle events
A commitment to Jewish practice
All of the above
Question 6. True or false: All mikvehs are run by the Orthodox movement.
Question 7. Which movement controls the conversion process in Israel?
Question 8. What is a brit milah?
Baby naming for a boy
Baby naming for a girl
Oath of commitment to Judaism
Question 9. 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
Question 10. 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