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. 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 2. Which of these famous American Jewish poets was Sephardic?
Question 3. The word sepharad refers to which country?
Question 4. What is the name of the Moroccan feast held immediately after Passover?
Question 5. Which of the following great Jewish thinkers was Sephardic?
Rabbi Moshe Isserles
The Hofetz Hayim
Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik
Question 6. On Passover some Sephardic families have the custom of gently hitting each other with
stalks of wheat
Question 7. Which of the following is not one of the three main classifications of Jews?
Question 8. 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 9. Which of these countries is not considered part of the Sephardic diaspora
Question 10. Which of these is not a Sephardic holiday custom?
Whipping each other with scallions on Passover
Eating rice and legumes on Passover
Singing the "Had Gadya" song
Eating a series of special foods as omens for a good new year