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: An infant can be converted to Judaism without its consent?
Question 2. 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 3. What is the first step to converting to Judaism in the Reform approach?
Immersion in a ritual bath
Taking a series of classes
Marrying a Jew
Saying a prayer solidifying a potential convert's commitment
Question 4. What is a brit milah?
Baby naming for a boy
Baby naming for a girl
Oath of commitment to Judaism
Question 5. 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
Question 6. Which movement controls the conversion process in Israel?
Question 7. When did Jews engage in active proselytizing?
In the Middle Ages
Under the Roman Empire
Between World War I and World War II
Question 8. When is the ceremony of hatafat dam brit performed?
The day after a baby is born
The day before a boy's Bar Mitzvah
For an adult male convert prior to his conversion
The day before a man's wedding
Question 9. True or false: In most Jewish communities, circumcision is not required to convert a baby boy.
Question 10. 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