Conversion Quiz

How much do you know about conversion to Judaism?

The 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 of 10
What does the Hebrew word brit mean?
Question 2 of 10
True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.
Question 3 of 10
Which of these is not one of the steps of a traditional conversion?
Question 4 of 10
What is the Hebrew term for immersion in the mikveh?
Question 5 of 10
What does a convert's immersion in the mikveh symbolize?
Question 6 of 10
When did the Jewish "tradition" of dissuading potential converts originate?
Question 7 of 10
Can a doctor perform a circumcision instead of a mohel?
Question 8 of 10
True or false: Most Reform rabbis do not permit conversions for the sake of marriage, holding that such converts cannot truly be sincere Jews.
Question 9 of 10
Which movement controls the conversion process in Israel?
Question 10 of 10
What does the conversion of a female infant or child require in the Conservative and Orthodox movements?