Jewish Music Quiz


Jewish music today extends well beyond the synagogue, to the concert halls of Israel, the Klezmer revival, and the reggae of Matisyahu. How much do you know about Jewish music?

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Qustion 1. Which song, written by Naomi Shemer, is most often associated with the Six-Day War?

Shir L'Shalom Ammunition Hill Hora He'achuzut Jerusalem of Gold

Qustion 2. Where is the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music located?

Jerusalem New York City Tel Aviv Haifa

Qustion 3. Bob Dylan's 1983 album, Infidels, contains an implicitly pro-Zionist song called:

Neighborhood Bully Highway Sixty One Revisited I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine Blowin' in the Wind

Qustion 4. Whose job was it to sing and play musical instruments as part of the Temple service?

Poor people Women Levites The High Priest

Qustion 5. Which of these is an example of song in the Bible?

Abraham singing to God as he attempted to sacrifice Isaac Moses and Miriam leading the people in song after the exodus from Egypt The Israelites singing their complaints to God in the desert All of these

Qustion 6. Which musician recorded Hava Nagila as "Holiday Mambo"?

Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra Harry Belafonte Bruce Springsteen Bob Dylan

Qustion 7. Which event brought Cantor Yosselle Rosenblatt to the attention of the New York Times in 1917?

His refusal of Cleofonte Campanini's offer to sing the lead at the Chicago Opera His appearance at the New York Public Library for the War Savings Stamp Campaign, when he sang "The Star Spangled Banner" Leading the prayer service at the First Hungarian Congregation Ohab Zedek, one of New York's premier synagogues When he sang before a crowd of 6,000 at the Hippodrome Theater to raise funds for Jews suffering in Europe

Qustion 8. Hava Nagila began as:

A Hasidic melody in Eastern Europe A folk melody from the Zionist movement A revolution song sung by the Jews in concentration camps A biblical melody sung by the priests in the Temple

Qustion 9. Which composition by George Gershwin is a fusion of European classical music with pop, jazz, and blues?

Porgy and Bess Rhapsody in Blue The Jazz Singer Cuban Overture

Qustion 10. Which of these facts about Debbie Friedman is NOT true?

Her "Alef bet" song has appeared on Barney the Dinosaur's TV show Her compositions have become a lasting part of the Reform movement's liturgy Her version of "V'ahavta" was co-written with James Taylor She learned to play guitar at Jewish summer camp
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