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 does the Hebrew word nikudot refer to?
Question 2. What do the Hebrew words Barukh, Melekh, Tov, and Vaed have in common?
They are all in the first sentence of the Torah
They are among the most common words in Hebrew prayers
They are all different words that mean "good"
They are all palindromes
Question 3. What language is the Kaddish prayer?
Question 4. 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 5. According to rabbinic literature, Hebrew is the language of whom?
All of these
Question 6. What language is The Zohar written in?
Question 7. Where did Yiddish originate?
The Soviet Union
Question 8. Moses Mendelsshon was the first person to translate the Torah into which language?
Question 9. Which of these is NOT mostly Hebrew?
The Jewish liturgy
Question 10. True or false: Ashkenazic and Sephardic Hebrew differ in pronunciation, but are identical in written form.