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. On Passover Sephardic halakhah allows one to eat which of the following foods?
All of the above
Question 2. Which of these famous American Jewish poets was Sephardic?
Question 3. Which of these is a Sephardic language?
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. Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews are the only Jewish ethnicities.
Question 6. True/False: The first Jews in America were Sephardim.
Question 7. True or false: The terms Converso, Marrano, New Christian, and Crypto-Jew are all intermittently applied to describe the same group of people.
Question 8. 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
Question 9. True/False: The oldest synagogue in the United States is a Sephardic synagogue.
Question 10. 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