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. Which song, written by Naomi Shemer, is most often associated with the Six-Day War?
Jerusalem of Gold
Question 2. Where is the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music located?
New York City
Question 3. What is Leonard Bernstein's only work composed for the synagogue?
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. Which musician recorded Hava Nagila as "Holiday Mambo"?
Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra
Question 6. True or false: After the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis forbade the use of instruments during prayer.
Question 7. Who created the written notation for cantillation notes?
Aaron the Priest