Sephardic Judaism QuizSephardic Jews have a rich history, and over time they have developed their own traditions, customs, and laws. How much do you know about Sephardic Jewry?
Question 1. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?
Question 2. According to Sephardic custom when visiting a shiva house one should be sure to visit
One time or three times
Only on the seventh day
Late at night
Question 3. Which of the following great Jewish thinkers was Sephardic?
Rabbi Moshe Isserles
The Hofetz Hayim
Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik
Question 4. What country were Sephardic Jews expelled from in 1492?
Question 5. Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews are the only Jewish ethnicities.
Question 6. What is the appropriate thing to say to someone after they have received an aliyah at a Sephardic synagogue?
Question 7. Which of these famous American Jewish poets was Sephardic?
Question 8. True or false: The terms Converso, Marrano, New Christian, and Crypto-Jew are all intermittently applied to describe the same group of people.
Question 9. At what point in the service do Sephardic Jews display the Torah scroll to the congregation?
Before the Torah service
After the Torah service
Between the second and third aliyot
At the end of the musaf service
Question 10. The word sepharad refers to which country?