Sephardic Judaism Quiz

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Question 1. Which of the following great Jewish thinkers was Sephardic?
 Rabbi Moshe Isserles
 The Hofetz Hayim
 Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik


Question 2. Which of these famous American Jewish poets was Sephardic?
 Emma Lazarus
 Samuel Menashe
 Phillip Levine
 Allen Ginsburg


Question 3. The word sepharad refers to which country?


Question 4. True/False: The first Jews in America were Sephardim.


Question 5. On Passover Sephardic halakhah allows one to eat which of the following foods?
 All of the above


Question 6. How many days do Sephardim say selichot before the High Holidays?


Question 7. 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


Question 8. What geographical region does the term “Ashkenazic” literally refer to?


Question 9. What is the name of the Moroccan feast held immediately after Passover?
 Mazel tov


Question 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