Jewish Languages QuizFrom Hebrew to Aramaic, Ladino, Yiddish, and Judaeo-Arabic--how much do you know about the languages that Jews spoke in the past and continue to speak today?
Question 1. When did editions of the Judeo-Spanish Bible translations first appear?
Question 2. Moses Mendelsshon was the first person to translate the Torah into which language?
Question 3. True or false: In the time of the Mishnah, Hebrew was the language for scholarship, but most Jewish people spoke Aramaic.
Question 4. Up to the beginning of the 20th century, Ladino was almost always written in
A mix of characters from Hebrew and Spanish
Spanish characters only
Hebrew characters with some modifications
Question 5. What do the Hebrew letters khaf, mem, nun, pey, and tzade have in common?
They are all hard to pronounce for non-native Hebrew speakers
They are all considered late additions to the Hebrew alphabet
They are all written differently when they are at the end of a word
They are the most common letters in the Tanakh
Question 6. What language is The Zohar written in?
Question 7. Who designed Israel's official seal and its first postage stamp, as well as the fonts for the first original edition of the Hebrew Bible published in Israel?
Question 8. Where is the only Ladino newspaper in the world published?
Question 9. In the Middle Ages, Hebrew was used primarily for what?
Ritual and religious purposes
None of the above
Question 10. What was the original name of the block letters used in Torah scrolls and most printed Hebrew texts?