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 is the appropriate thing to say to someone after they have received an aliyah at a Sephardic synagogue?
Question 2. Which of these is not a Sephardic holiday custom?
Whipping each other with scallions on Passover
Eating rice and legumes on Passover
Singing the "Had Gadya" song
Eating a series of special foods as omens for a good new year
Question 3. Who is the current Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel?
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Rabbi Shlomo Amar
Rabbi Yona Metzger
Rabbi Moses ben Maimon
Question 4. Which of these is a notable feature of some Sephardic Torah scrolls?
It is read in an upright position, instead of lying down on a table
It is a lose scroll with no cover or wood posts
It is written on the parchment in both Hebrew and Aramaic
It is read under glass so as not to harm the parchment
Question 5. On Passover Sephardic halakhah allows one to eat which of the following foods?
All of the above
Question 6. 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 7. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?
Question 8. The word sepharad refers to which country?
Question 9. True/False: The oldest synagogue in the United States is a Sephardic synagogue.
Question 10. What does the word Mizrahi mean?
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