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?

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Qustion 1. 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

Qustion 2. What does the word Mizrahi mean?

Eastern Ancient Not One of Us Sephardic

Qustion 3. According to Sephardic custom when visiting a shiva house one should be sure to visit

One time or three times Twice Only on the seventh day Late at night

Qustion 4. The Sephardic pronunciation of the Hebrew word for Sabbath is

Shabbos Shabbat Shabta All of the above are acceptable Sephardic pronunciations

Qustion 5. Which of the following great Jewish thinkers was Sephardic?

Rabbi Moshe Isserles The Hofetz Hayim Maimonides Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik

Qustion 6. 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

Qustion 7. Which of these is a notable feature of some Sephardic Torah scrolls?

It is read in an upright position, instead of lying down on a table It is a lose scroll with no cover or wood posts It is written on the parchment in both Hebrew and Aramaic It is read under glass so as not to harm the parchment

Qustion 8. How many days do Sephardim say selichot before the High Holidays?

2 7 12 30

Qustion 9. Who is the current Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel?

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Rabbi Shlomo Amar Rabbi Yona Metzger Rabbi Moses ben Maimon

Qustion 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
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