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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. What was the first movement to create an outreach program for intermarried couples?
 Orthodox
 Conservative
 Reform
 Reconstructionist

 

Question 2. 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

 

Question 3. True or false: Jewish law allows people who were converted as infants or children to renounce their conversion when they reach the age of maturity.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. 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
 Oneself

 

Question 5. Which movement controls the conversion process in Israel?
 Orthodox
 Conservative
 Reform
 Reconstructionist

 

Question 6. 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.

 

Question 7. Which of these women is the biblical prototype of a convert?
 Miriam
 Esther
 Deborah
 Ruth

 

Question 8. Talmudic Judaism considered you Jewish if
 Your mother was Jewish
 Your father was Jewish
 You converted to Judaism in a halakhic manner
 Both a and c

 

Question 9. What does a convert's immersion in the mikveh symbolize?
 A spiritual rebirth
 Cleansing the convert of past misdeeds
 Preparation for a different future and destiny
 All of the above

 

Question 10. True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.
 True
 False