Jewish Art Quiz


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:

    Chaim Potok's My Name is Asher Lev is about a young Hasidic painter dealing with:

     The challenge of promoting his work during World War II
     The shift in Jewish art trends from the classical to modern
     The rising price of paint in his shtetl
     Choosing between religion and art