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Jewish Art Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish art and artists?

The earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects — Torah adornments, marriage certificates, tombstones–that were illuminated. Relatively recently, “art for art’s sake” became a concept — and the Jewish world quickly adapted, producing such notable talents as Marc Chagall and Yaacov Agam. How much do you know about Jewish art?

Question 1 of 10
Who is often thought of as the "first Jewish painter?"
Question 2 of 10
Which artist, and eventual Holocaust victim, captured the fear of the time in his painting, "Self Portrait with Jewish Identity Card"?
Question 3 of 10
The Supreme Court building in Jerusalem was built to face both the city and the:
Question 4 of 10
What does hiddur mitzvah mean?
Question 5 of 10
True or False: Jewish papercutting has always been limited to very rare items or ritual objects.
Question 6 of 10
What was the name of the first neighborhood established outside the Old City of Jerusalem in 1860?
Question 7 of 10
Which biblical character was appointed to build the Tabernacle?
Question 8 of 10
When did the elaborate traditions of creating Jewish art such as illuminated ketubot and ornate silver Torah crowns and breastplates begin?
Question 9 of 10
Yaccov Agam is famous for what style of painting?
Question 10 of 10
How does artist Archie Rand depict biblical characters?

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