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. What language is the Book of Daniel written in?
Question 2. What language is The Zohar written in?
Question 3. Which of these is NOT a Jewish hybrid language?
Question 4. In 1856, the first regular weekly Hebrew newspaper, Ha‑Maggid, began publication where?
Question 5. Which of these is NOT mostly Hebrew?
The Jewish liturgy
Question 6. Which of these Jewish thinkers berates modern Jews for neglecting the Hebrew language and, in so doing, becoming Jewishly illiterate?
Jenna Weissman Joselit
Question 7. Moses Mendelsshon was the first person to translate the Torah into which language?
Question 8. Up to the beginning of the 20th century, Ladino was almost always written in
A mix of characters from Hebrew and Spanish
Spanish characters only
Hebrew characters with some modifications
Question 9. What does The National Yiddish Book Center do?
Offer Yiddish classes to graduate students
Preserve Jewish books
Allow students to shelve Yiddish books in the Center's library
All of the above
Question 10. What was the original name of the block letters used in Torah scrolls and most printed Hebrew texts?