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. 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 2. 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 3. What language is the Book of Daniel written in?
Question 4. Which of these is NOT mostly Hebrew?
The Jewish liturgy
Question 5. When did editions of the Judeo-Spanish Bible translations first appear?
Question 6. How is Hebrew written?
From left to right
From right to left
From above to below
From below to above
Question 7. Which of these is NOT a Jewish hybrid language?
Question 8. Prior to the Holocaust, what percentage of world Jewry spoke Yiddish?
Question 9. What does "Rashi script" refer to?
The formal square or block letter hand of Hebrew
The semi-cursive hand found in Rabbinic texts
The cursive, flowing hand for everyday correspondence
The common "Hebrew-style" computer font
Question 10. Who was the first Hebrew instructor in North America?