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. Prior to the Holocaust, what percentage of world Jewry spoke Yiddish?
Question 2. Rabbinic literature refers to Hebrew as lashon ha-kodesh, which means
The only language
The holy language
The language of the Chosen
Question 3. When did editions of the Judeo-Spanish Bible translations first appear?
Question 4. Which of these is NOT a Jewish hybrid language?
Question 5. What language is The Zohar written in?
Question 6. Where is the only Ladino newspaper in the world published?
Question 7. 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 8. 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 9. What does the Hebrew word nikudot refer to?
Question 10. What language is the Kaddish prayer?