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 some Sephardic families have the custom of gently hitting each other with
stalks of wheat
Question 2. 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 3. Which of the following is not one of the three main classifications of Jews?
Question 4. 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
Question 5. The Sephardic pronunciation of the Hebrew word for Sabbath is
All of the above are acceptable Sephardic pronunciations
Question 6. Which of these is a Sephardic language?
Question 7. True/False: A Sephardic custom is not to name a child after a living relative.
Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. The word sepharad refers to which country?