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. Which of these is NOT mostly Hebrew?
The Jewish liturgy
Question 2. Where did Yiddish originate?
The Soviet Union
Question 3. What is the word for "bread" in Hebrew?
Question 4. When did editions of the Judeo-Spanish Bible translations first appear?
Question 5. True or false: In the time of the Mishnah, Hebrew was the language for scholarship, but most Jewish people spoke Aramaic.
Question 6. Who developed a vocabulary for modern Hebrew by incorporating words from ancient and medieval Hebrew, in addition to creating new words?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
Eliezer ben Yehuda
Question 7. What language is The Zohar written in?
Question 8. Who was the first Hebrew instructor in North America?
Question 9. Which of these is NOT a Jewish hybrid language?
Question 10. 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