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. 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 2. What is the hatafat dam brit ceremony?
The ritual extraction of a drop of blood if the convert is already circumcised
When the Beit Din meets to discuss the conversion
Immersion in the mikveh
The process for selecting a Hebrew name for a future convert
Question 3. 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 4. What is a brit milah?
Baby naming for a boy
Baby naming for a girl
Oath of commitment to Judaism
Question 5. True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.
Question 6. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?
Question 7. 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 8. 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 9. What is the Hebrew term for immersion in the mikveh?
Question 10. 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