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. What country were Sephardic Jews expelled from in 1492?

Spain Portugal The Netherlands England

Qustion 2. True/False: A Sephardic custom is not to name a child after a living relative.

True False

Qustion 3. On Passover some Sephardic families have the custom of gently hitting each other with

leeks green onions stalks of wheat brooms

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. Some sephardic communities have a special ceremony to celebrate

When a girl reaches menses A pregnant woman When a baby learns to clap When a child first eats solid food

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 not a Sephardic holiday custom?

Whipping each other with scallions on Passover Eating rice and legumes on Passover Singing the "Had Gadya" song Eating a series of special foods as omens for a good new year

Qustion 8. Which of these countries is not considered part of the Sephardic diaspora

Egypt Turkey Tunisia Belarus

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. The word sepharad refers to which country?

Portugal Spain Tunisia Egypt
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