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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 geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?
 Poland
 Russia
 Tunisia
 Germany

 

Question 2. 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 3. How many days do Sephardim say selichot before the High Holidays?
 2
 7
 12
 30

 

Question 4. Which of the following is not one of the three main classifications of Jews?
 Priests
 Levites
 Israelim
 Karaites

 

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. True/False: The first Jews in America were Sephardim.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. What is the name of the Moroccan feast held immediately after Passover?
 Mazel tov
 Shehekhiyanu
 Molad
 Maimouna

 

Question 8. 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 9. On Passover some Sephardic families have the custom of gently hitting each other with
 leeks
 green onions
 stalks of wheat
 brooms

 

Question 10. 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