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. 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

Qustion 2. 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 3. Which of the following great Jewish thinkers was Sephardic?

Rabbi Moshe Isserles The Hofetz Hayim Maimonides Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik

Qustion 4. On Passover some Sephardic families have the custom of gently hitting each other with

leeks green onions stalks of wheat brooms

Qustion 5. What is the appropriate thing to say to someone after they have received an aliyah at a Sephardic synagogue?

Barukh Hu Yashar Koach Hazak U'Barukh Nu?

Qustion 6. A Sephardic custom turns which of the following rituals into a joyful party?

Going to the mikveh before marriage Going to the hospital to give birth Going to the cemetery to visit a grave Going to the beit din for a divorce

Qustion 7. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?

Poland Russia Tunisia Germany

Qustion 8. 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 9. Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews are the only Jewish ethnicities.

True False

Qustion 10. 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
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