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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?
 Rice
 Corn
 Lentils
 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
 Fish

 

Question 4. The Sephardic pronunciation of the Hebrew word for Sabbath is
 Shabbos
 Shabbat
 Shabta
 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
 Shehekhiyanu
 Molad
 Maimouna

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Question 10. According to Sephardic custom when visiting a shiva house one should be sure to visit
 One time or three times
 Twice
 Only on the seventh day
 Late at night