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 is a brit milah?
Baby naming for a boy
Baby naming for a girl
Oath of commitment to Judaism
Question 2. What is giyur?
A potential convert
A descendant of one of the Seven Nations
Question 3. When did Jews engage in active proselytizing?
In the Middle Ages
Under the Roman Empire
Between World War I and World War II
Question 4. Which of these women is the biblical prototype of a convert?
Question 5. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
Question 6. 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 7. What is a kelim mikveh?
A mikveh for children
A mikveh for sinners
A mikveh for the ultra-Orthodox
A mikveh for dishes
Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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