Jewish Languages QuizFrom Hebrew to Aramaic, Ladino, Yiddish, and Judaeo-Arabic--how much do you know about the languages that Jews spoke in the past and continue to speak today?
Question 1. Who introduced the system of dots and dashes that indicate how Hebrew words should be pronounced?
Joshua (Moses' successor)
Rabbis known as the Masoretes
Question 2. What language is the Kaddish prayer?
Question 3. 7. Which of the following is NOT a similarity between Hebrew and Yiddish?
The two languages share the same alphabet.
Both are Semitic languages, belonging to the Afroasiatic family of languages
Both languages are read from right to left.
Neither language uses capital letters.
Question 4. What is the word for "bread" in Hebrew?
Question 5. How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet?
Question 6. Prior to the Holocaust, what percentage of world Jewry spoke Yiddish?
Question 7. In the Middle Ages, Hebrew was used primarily for what?
Ritual and religious purposes
None of the above
Question 8. Who was the first Hebrew instructor in North America?
Question 9. Who designed Israel's official seal and its first postage stamp, as well as the fonts for the first original edition of the Hebrew Bible published in Israel?
Question 10. True or false: Ashkenazic and Sephardic Hebrew differ in pronunciation, but are identical in written form.