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. What does conversion to Judaism require?
Active participation in Jewish holiday and lifecycle events
A commitment to Jewish practice
All of the above
Question 2. 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 3. 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 4. True or false: All mikvehs are run by the Orthodox movement.
Question 5. 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 6. How do the talmudic rabbis describe the proper conviction a convert to Judaism should have?
"A blessing from God"
"For the sake of Heaven"
"A transformation of self"
"An evolution into a sincere Jew"
Question 7. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
Question 8. What is giyur?
A potential convert
A descendant of one of the Seven Nations
Question 9. 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
Question 10. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?