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. True/False: The oldest synagogue in the United States is a Sephardic synagogue.
Question 2. True/False: A Sephardic custom is not to name a child after a living relative.
Question 3. Which of these countries is not considered part of the Sephardic diaspora
Question 4. At what point in the service do Sephardic Jews display the Torah scroll to the congregation?
Before the Torah service
After the Torah service
Between the second and third aliyot
At the end of the musaf service
Question 5. Which of these is a Sephardic language?
Question 6. Which of the following is a Sephardic custom for the Passover seder?
Making animal sounds during Had Gadya
Throwing matzah balls during the meal
Picking up the seder plate and holding it over everyone’s heads during Ha Lahma Anya
Dressing up as Pharaoh and then changing into a Moses costume halfway through the meal
Question 7. 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 8. On Passover Sephardic halakhah allows one to eat which of the following foods?
All of the above
Question 9. 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 10. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?