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. True or false: Most Reform rabbis do not permit conversions for the sake of marriage, holding that such converts cannot truly be sincere Jews.
Question 2. What is giyur?
A potential convert
A descendant of one of the Seven Nations
Question 3. True or false: All mikvehs are run by the Orthodox movement.
Question 4. How much of your body must be immersed in the mikveh?
Just your feet
Up to your waist
Up to your shoulders
Your entire body
Question 5. 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 6. In the biblical period, how did people join the Israelite nation?
Through immersing themselves in a mikveh
Through assimilation into the community
Only through birth; converts were not accepted
Question 7. What is the Hebrew term for immersion in the mikveh?
Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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