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. 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 2. 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 3. True or false: In most Jewish communities, circumcision is not required to convert a baby boy.
Question 4. 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 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. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?
Question 7. What is a brit milah?
Baby naming for a boy
Baby naming for a girl
Oath of commitment to Judaism
Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. Which biblical book has a passage that refers to converts, and, according to R. Ishmael, guarantees converts the same civil law protections as native Israelites?