Jewish Languages Quiz

From Hebrew to Aramaic, Ladino, Yiddish, and Judaeo-Arabic–how much do you know about the languages that Jews spoke in the past and continue to speak today?

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Qustion 1. When did editions of the Judeo-Spanish Bible translations first appear?

14th century 15th century 16th century 17th century

Qustion 2. Where is the only Ladino newspaper in the world published?

Madrid Tel Aviv Istanbul Jerusalem

Qustion 3. How is Hebrew written?

From left to right From right to left From above to below From below to above

Qustion 4. Rabbinic literature refers to Hebrew as lashon ha-kodesh, which means

The only language The holy language The language of the Chosen God's language

Qustion 5. Who was the first Hebrew instructor in North America?

Bishop Scalabrini Michael Strassfeld Judah Monis Rebecca Gratz

Qustion 6. What does The National Yiddish Book Center do?

Offer Yiddish classes to graduate students Preserve Jewish books Allow students to shelve Yiddish books in the Center's library All of the above

Qustion 7. What do the Hebrew letters khaf, mem, nun, pey, and tzade have in common?

They are all hard to pronounce for non-native Hebrew speakers They are all considered late additions to the Hebrew alphabet They are all written differently when they are at the end of a word They are the most common letters in the Tanakh

Qustion 8. What is the word for "bread" in Hebrew?

Okhel Mayim Mits Lehem Halav

Qustion 9. What language is The Zohar written in?

Hebrew Arabic Aramaic German

Qustion 10. Where did Yiddish originate?

Poland The Soviet Union Germany Hungary Lithuania
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