Jewish Theatre & Dance QuizFrom Yiddish theatre to Israeli folkdance, performing arts are a key part of Jewish self expression. How much do you know about Jewish theatre and dance?
Question 1. Badhanim are
Professional wedding jesters
Question 2. Which biblical king peformed David performs an ecstatic dance before the ark as it was brought to Jerusalem?
Question 3. Who is known as the father of Yiddish theatre?
Question 4. What was the central theme of the Hebrew plays written in Palestine (pre-state Israel)?
The limits of Socialism
The dangers of capitalism
Question 5. The Murder of Isaac, a play by the Israeli playwright Motti Lerner, is about what?
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
The biblical story of the binding of Isaac
The murder of a religious Jew at the hands of a secular Israeli gang
A kibbutznik who moves to Tel Aviv
Question 6. Which Shakespearean play has received the most criticism for being anti-Semitic?
Merchant of Venice
Troilus and Cressida
Question 7. Dance is a prominent expression at which of these Jewish lifecycle events?
Question 8. Which biblical character is main focus of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?
Question 9. Which of these was NOT an Israeli playwright?
Question 10. True or false: The rabbis in the Talmud issued bans forbidding theatre, which they considered a sinful waste of time.