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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 is the name of the Moroccan feast held immediately after Passover?
 Mazel tov
 Shehekhiyanu
 Molad
 Maimouna

 

Question 2. Which of these famous American Jewish poets was Sephardic?
 Emma Lazarus
 Samuel Menashe
 Phillip Levine
 Allen Ginsburg

 

Question 3. Which of the following great Jewish thinkers was Sephardic?
 Rabbi Moshe Isserles
 The Hofetz Hayim
 Maimonides
 Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik

 

Question 4. What country were Sephardic Jews expelled from in 1492?
 Spain
 Portugal
 The Netherlands
 England

 

Question 5. On Passover some Sephardic families have the custom of gently hitting each other with
 leeks
 green onions
 stalks of wheat
 brooms

 

Question 6. On Passover Sephardic halakhah allows one to eat which of the following foods?
 Rice
 Corn
 Lentils
 All of the above

 

Question 7. Which of these is a Sephardic language?
 Aramaic
 Ladino
 Yiddish
 Hebrew

 

Question 8. Which of these countries is not considered part of the Sephardic diaspora
 Egypt
 Turkey
 Tunisia
 Belarus

 

Question 9. 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
 Fish

 

Question 10. Who is the current Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel?
 Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
 Rabbi Shlomo Amar
 Rabbi Yona Metzger
 Rabbi Moses ben Maimon