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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. 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


Question 2. On Passover Sephardic halakhah allows one to eat which of the following foods?
 All of the above


Question 3. 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 4. The Sephardic pronunciation of the Hebrew word for Sabbath is
 All of the above are acceptable Sephardic pronunciations


Question 5. Who is the current Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel?
 Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
 Rabbi Shlomo Amar
 Rabbi Yona Metzger
 Rabbi Moses ben Maimon


Question 6. What is the name of the Moroccan feast held immediately after Passover?
 Mazel tov


Question 7. Which of these is a Sephardic language?


Question 8. True/False: The oldest synagogue in the United States is a Sephardic synagogue.


Question 9. True/False: A Sephardic custom is not to name a child after a living relative.


Question 10. 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