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: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
Question 2. What happened to Warder Cresson after he converted to Judaism?
He became a rabbi
He became a cantor
He was put on trial for insanity
He became the first Jewish mayor in America
Question 3. 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 4. What was the first movement to create an outreach program for intermarried couples?
Question 5. Who usually performs the act of circumcision?
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. Which movement controls the conversion process in Israel?
Question 8. True or false: An infant can be converted to Judaism without its consent?
Question 9. 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 10. What is giyur?
A potential convert
A descendant of one of the Seven Nations