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 does the word Mizrahi mean?
Not One of Us
Question 2. What country were Sephardic Jews expelled from in 1492?
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?
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?