Jewish Music Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish music? MJL



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Question 1. Salamone Rossi’s great claim to Jewish musical fame came with his publication in 1623 of what work?
 Ha-Shirim Asher li-Shelomo
 Shir Ha Shirim
 Haleli Nafshi
 Adon Olam


Question 2. Who created the written notation for cantillation notes?
 King Solomon
 Aaron the Priest
 The Masoretes
 Rabbi Akiva



Question 3. Bob Dylan’s 1983 album, Infidels, contains an implicitly pro-Zionist song called:
 Neighborhood Bully
 Highway Sixty One Revisited
 I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
 Blowin’ in the Wind


Question 4. Klezmer music was inspired by which of these?
 Kibbutz life
 Shtetl life
 Life in the ghettos during the Holocaust
 The lives of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin


Question 5. Which musician recorded Hava Nagila as “Holiday Mambo”?
 Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra
 Harry Belafonte
 Bruce Springsteen
 Bob Dylan


Question 6. 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 7. What is the Hebrew name for the melodies to which traditional prayers are chanted?

mh- New York  Jewish Parenting

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