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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


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
 Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik


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


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


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


Question 7. Which of these is a Sephardic language?


Question 8. Which of these countries is not considered part of the Sephardic diaspora


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


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