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. Judah Monis, the first full-time Hebrew instructor in American, taught at which university?
University of Michigan
Question 2. What is the word for "bread" in Hebrew?
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. Which Jewish mystic is known for developing a meditative system based on the Hebrew alphabet?
Rabbi Isaac Luria
Israel ben Eliezer
Abraham ben David
Question 5. Where did Yiddish originate?
The Soviet Union
Question 6. Rabbinic literature refers to Hebrew as lashon ha-kodesh, which means
The only language
The holy language
The language of the Chosen
Question 7. In 1856, the first regular weekly Hebrew newspaper, Ha‑Maggid, began publication where?
Question 8. What does the Hebrew word nikudot refer to?
Question 9. Which is NOT a name for Ladino?
Question 10. The first attested Jewish Aramaic texts are from:
The Jewish military outpost in Elephantine
The Book of Ezra
The Book of Daniel