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. What language is the Kaddish prayer?

Aramaic Hebrew Arabic Ladino

Qustion 2. Which of these Jewish thinkers berates modern Jews for neglecting the Hebrew language and, in so doing, becoming Jewishly illiterate?

Leon Wieseltier Jenna Weissman Joselit Joseph Soloveitchik Abraham Geiger

Qustion 3. How old is the Aramaic language?

About 1000 years old Over 3000 years old Precisely 2010 years old 200 years old

Qustion 4. Where did Yiddish originate?

Poland The Soviet Union Germany Hungary Lithuania

Qustion 5. Where is the only Ladino newspaper in the world published?

Madrid Tel Aviv Istanbul Jerusalem

Qustion 6. What does "Rashi script" refer to?

The formal square or block letter hand of Hebrew The semi-cursive hand found in Rabbinic texts The cursive, flowing hand for everyday correspondence The common "Hebrew-style" computer font

Qustion 7. Which Jewish mystic is known for developing a meditative system based on the Hebrew alphabet?

Abraham Abulafia Rabbi Isaac Luria Israel ben Eliezer Abraham ben David

Qustion 8. 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 9. The first attested Jewish Aramaic texts are from:

The Jewish military outpost in Elephantine The Book of Ezra The Book of Daniel The Zohar

Qustion 10. What language is The Zohar written in?

Hebrew Arabic Aramaic German
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