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. How is Hebrew written?
From left to right
From right to left
From above to below
From below to above
Question 2. What language is The Zohar written in?
Question 3. What do the Hebrew letters khaf, mem, nun, pey, and tzade have in common?
They are all hard to pronounce for non-native Hebrew speakers
They are all considered late additions to the Hebrew alphabet
They are all written differently when they are at the end of a word
They are the most common letters in the Tanakh
Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. Which of these is NOT a Jewish hybrid language?
Question 7. What language is the Kaddish prayer?
Question 8. What was the original name of the block letters used in Torah scrolls and most printed Hebrew texts?
Question 9. True or false: Ashkenazic and Sephardic Hebrew differ in pronunciation, but are identical in written form.
Question 10. Who was the first Hebrew instructor in North America?