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. True or false: After the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis forbade the use of instruments during prayer.
Question 2. What is Leonard Bernstein's only work composed for the synagogue?
Question 3. 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"
Question 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
Question 5. Where is the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music located?
New York City
Question 6. Which Jews were the first to incorporate organs and other instruments into their liturgical practice?
Question 7. Which musician recorded Hava Nagila as "Holiday Mambo"?
Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra