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. When Wagner claimed in his essay "Judaism in Music" that Jews could never be "true" creators because they are parasitic, Arnold Schoenberg created what musical response?

Cain and Abel Moses and Aaron Rachel and Leah Jacob and Esau

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

Jerusalem New York City Tel Aviv Haifa

Qustion 3. Before the 19th century, what was a key difference between Sephardic and Ashkenazic musical traditions?

Only Sephardic Jews maintained a secular musical tradition based in large part on the music of their non-Jewish neighbors Only Ashkenazic Jews incorporated music in prayer Sephardic Jews allowed women to sing, Ashkenazic Jews did not Ashkenazic Jews sang in much higher keys than Sephardic Jews

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. Who created the written notation for cantillation notes?

King Solomon Aaron the Priest The Masoretes Rabbi Akiva

Qustion 6. True or false: After the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis forbade the use of instruments during prayer.

True False

Qustion 7. What is the Hebrew name for the melodies to which traditional prayers are chanted?

Nusah Shaharit Trope Shiriyah

Qustion 8. After the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, the topics of Israeli folk songs began to shift to:

Describing the pastoral scenes of the land Describing the construction and build up of civilization in Israel, as well as the irrigation of the deserts The political reality of the new state and the desire of the Jewish people for peace Gender issues in the new state

Qustion 9. 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 10. Which Jews were the first to incorporate organs and other instruments into their liturgical practice?

Hasidic Jews Sephardic Jews Reform Jews Conservative Jews
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