Jewish Music QuizJewish 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?
Question 1. 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
Question 2. Whose job was it to sing and play musical instruments as part of the Temple service?
The High Priest
Question 3. Which musician recorded Hava Nagila as "Holiday Mambo"?
Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra
Question 4. 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
Question 5. What is Leonard Bernstein's only work composed for the synagogue?
Question 6. What is the Hebrew name for the melodies to which traditional prayers are chanted?
Question 7. Which of the following songwriters is not Jewish?