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. Which of the following is a Sephardic custom for the Passover seder?

Making animal sounds during Had Gadya Throwing matzah balls during the meal Picking up the seder plate and holding it over everyone’s heads during Ha Lahma Anya Dressing up as Pharaoh and then changing into a Moses costume halfway through the meal

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 4. What country were Sephardic Jews expelled from in 1492?

Spain Portugal The Netherlands England

Qustion 5. 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 6. On Passover Sephardic halakhah allows one to eat which of the following foods?

Rice Corn Lentils All of the above

Qustion 7. True/False: The oldest synagogue in the United States is a Sephardic synagogue.

True False

Qustion 8. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?

Poland Russia Tunisia Germany

Qustion 9. The word sepharad refers to which country?

Portugal Spain Tunisia Egypt

Qustion 10. Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews are the only Jewish ethnicities.

True False
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