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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
 Shehekhiyanu
 Molad
 Maimouna

 

Question 2. Who is the current Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel?
 Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
 Rabbi Shlomo Amar
 Rabbi Yona Metzger
 Rabbi Moses ben Maimon

 

Question 3. On Passover Sephardic halakhah allows one to eat which of the following foods?
 Rice
 Corn
 Lentils
 All of the above

 

Question 4. Which of these countries is not considered part of the Sephardic diaspora
 Egypt
 Turkey
 Tunisia
 Belarus

 

Question 5. True/False: A Sephardic custom is not to name a child after a living relative.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. 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 7. How many days do Sephardim say selichot before the High Holidays?
 2
 7
 12
 30

 

Question 8. Which of the following great Jewish thinkers was Sephardic?
 Rabbi Moshe Isserles
 The Hofetz Hayim
 Maimonides
 Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik

 

Question 9. What does the word Mizrahi mean?
 Eastern
 Ancient
 Not One of Us
 Sephardic

 

Question 10. What is Mujaderra?
 A Sephardic dish containing lentils and onions
 A Sephardic dish containing fish and rosewater
 A Sephardic dish made for mothers after they give birth
 A Sephardic dish served only at the meal of consolation after a funeral