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

Jerusalem New York City Tel Aviv Haifa

Qustion 2. What are the names of the hip-hop artist Subliminal's first two albums?

"The Light and the Shadow" and "The Light From Zion" "The Sun and the Moon" and "The Star of David" "Day and Night" and "Follow the Light" "The Numbers Song" and "Kobi Shimoni"

Qustion 3. True or false: After the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis forbade the use of instruments during prayer.

True False

Qustion 4. What are nigunim?

Notes for chanting the Torah, haftarah, and other Jewish sacred texts Wordless or nearly wordless musical tunes, sometimes set to short phrases in Hebrew or Yiddish Excerpts of Jewish prayers set to secular music Music composed by the professional cantorial league

Qustion 5. Henry Sapoznik's klezmer band, Kapelye, appeared in which Hollywood version of a famous novel?

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion Chaim Potok's The Chosen Myron S. Kaufmann's Remember Me to God Leon Uris' Exodus

Qustion 6. 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 7. Who created the written notation for cantillation notes?

King Solomon Aaron the Priest The Masoretes Rabbi Akiva

Qustion 8. 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 9. Salamone Rossi's great claim to Jewish musical fame came with his publication in 1623 of what work?

Ha-Shirim Asher li-Shelomo Shir Ha Shirim Haleli Nafshi Adon Olam

Qustion 10. Chava Alberstein sings in which three languages?

English, French, and Hebrew Yiddish, Hebrew, and English Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish
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