Jewish Art Quiz


The earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects–Torah adornments, marriage certificates, tombstones–that were illuminated. Relatively recently, “art for art's sake” became a concept–and the Jewish world quickly adapted, producing such notable talents as Marc Chagall and Yaacov Agam. How much do you know about Jewish art?

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Qustion 1. What does hiddur mitzvah mean?

Observing God's commandments to the fullest extent one possibly can The beautification of the commandments A prohibition against artistic creations The mitzvah of putting Jewish art inside one's home

Qustion 2. The Supreme Court building in Jerusalem was built to face both the city and the:

Western Wall Independence Hall in Tel Aviv The Knesset (parliament) Mount Herzl (military cemetery)

Qustion 3. Who was Moshe Safdie?

Israel's first internationally-known glass blower Israel's first internationally-known architect Israel's first internationally-known sculptor Israel's first internationally-known photographer

Qustion 4. Jerusalem stone is known for its

Distinct layers multi-colored White or cream-colored marble Charcoal color Similarity to granite

Qustion 5. When did Anna Ticho, famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills, first move to Jerusalem?

1893 1912 1948 She was born there

Qustion 6. Which city in Israel was built initially as a reproduction of Eastern European cities like Odessa, Moscow, and Warsaw?

Tel Aviv Haifa Jerusalem Eilat Beersheva

Qustion 7. True or False: Micrography creates images out of words

True False

Qustion 8. Which artist, and eventual Holocaust victim, captured the fear of the time in his painting, "Self Portrait with Jewish Identity Card"?

Felix Nussbaum Mikhail Gorman Chaim Soutine Yaakov Agam

Qustion 9. How does artist Archie Rand depict biblical characters?

Comic book style frames Abstract color blocks. Modern-day IDF soldiers Cartoon animals

Qustion 10. When was the Bezalel School in Jerusalem founded?

1906 1948 1967 1895
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