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Sephardic Judaism Quiz

Sephardic 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 does the word Mizrahi mean?
 Not One of Us


Question 2. What country were Sephardic Jews expelled from in 1492?
 The Netherlands


Question 3. 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 4. A Sephardic custom turns which of the following rituals into a joyful party?
 Going to the mikveh before marriage
 Going to the hospital to give birth
 Going to the cemetery to visit a grave
 Going to the beit din for a divorce


Question 5. What is Mujaderra?
 A Sephardic dish containing lentils and onions
 A Sephardic dish containing fish and rosewater
 A Sephardic dish made for mothers after they give birth
 A Sephardic dish served only at the meal of consolation after a funeral


Question 6. True or false: The terms Converso, Marrano, New Christian, and Crypto-Jew are all intermittently applied to describe the same group of people.


Question 7. Who is the current Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel?
 Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
 Rabbi Shlomo Amar
 Rabbi Yona Metzger
 Rabbi Moses ben Maimon


Question 8. What is the appropriate thing to say to someone after they have received an aliyah at a Sephardic synagogue?
 Barukh Hu
 Yashar Koach
 Hazak U'Barukh


Question 9. True/False: A Sephardic custom is not to name a child after a living relative.


Question 10. How many days do Sephardim say selichot before the High Holidays?