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. What language is the Book of Daniel written in?
Question 2. Jewish Neo-Aramaic texts are written in Hebrew, but:
From left to right
With a new set of vowels
The spelling is phonetic
Only use 20 out of the 26 Hebrew characters
Question 3. What does The National Yiddish Book Center do?
Offer Yiddish classes to graduate students
Preserve Jewish books
Allow students to shelve Yiddish books in the Center's library
All of the above
Question 4. Where is the only Ladino newspaper in the world published?
Question 5. What language is the Kaddish prayer?
Question 6. How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet?
Question 7. Rabbinic literature refers to Hebrew as lashon ha-kodesh, which means
The only language
The holy language
The language of the Chosen
Question 8. 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 9. In 1856, the first regular weekly Hebrew newspaper, Ha‑Maggid, began publication where?
Question 10. Prior to the Holocaust, what percentage of world Jewry spoke Yiddish?