Weekly Quiz

Spanish Jews

What is Spain offering to the 3.5 million descendants of Sephardic Jews who were expelled during the Spanish Inquisition?

A. Autographed pictures of Penélope Cruz.

BFinancial reparations.


DAn official apolopgy for the Inquisition, authorized by the Congress of Deputies and signed by King Juan Carlos.

EFree tickets to Real Madrid soccer games.

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According to tradition, you are supposed to drink on Purim until you do not know what?

Megillat Esther

AThe difference between "All Hail Achasverosh" and "Long Live Esther.”

BThe difference between "Praised be Allah" and "Blessed be G-d and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ."

CThe difference between Queen Vashti and Queen Esther.

DThe difference between "cursed be Haman" and "blessed be Mordechai.”

EThe difference between Miley Cyrus and Morley Safer.

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What did more than 20 Jewish Ukrainian rabbis, communal leaders, and businesspeople write in a public letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin?

ABecause the large majority of Ukrainian Jews is of Russian descent, they thanked and praised Putin for his efforts to protect the ethnic Russian population in Crimea.

BDenying Putin's declaration that the recent street protests and the ouster of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych were driven by fascist "anti-Semitic forces," they urged Putin not to use this false claim as a rallying cry for support of his intervention.

CThe leaders, who are from Crimea, asked President Putin to overturn the ban on public gatherings in that region so that members of the Jewish community will be able to hold public celebrations of Purim next week.

DFearing an outbreak of anti-Semitic attacks, they called on President Putin to ensure that the religious properties and rights of the Jewish community in Crimea are respected by the invading Russian army.

ECiting the Jewish value of T'zniut, modesty, they called on President Putin to cease appearing in public with his nipples exposed.

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Academy Awards

When John Travolta introduced Idina Menzel to sing the Academy Award winning song Let It Go, what did he inexplicably call her?

AAdon Olam.

BAbi Gezunt.

CAdele Dazim.

DA Deli Sandwich.

EA Belly Lox.

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