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. Which of these is a Sephardic language?
Question 2. Which of the following is not one of the three main classifications of Jews?
Question 3. True/False: The oldest synagogue in the United States is a Sephardic synagogue.
Question 4. Which of these countries is not considered part of the Sephardic diaspora
Question 5. 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 6. Unlike their Ashkenazi brethren, Sephardic Jews eat what on Passover
Rice, millet and legumes, known as kitniyot
Bread, bagels and crackers, known as taim
Fresh fruits and vegetables, known as yarok
Question 7. Which of these famous American Jewish poets was Sephardic?
Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. Some sephardic communities have a special ceremony to celebrate
When a girl reaches menses
A pregnant woman
When a baby learns to clap
When a child first eats solid food