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:

    Some Jewish homes have a mizrach hanging on the wall, which is meant to remind people

     Of all of the suffering Jews have faced throughout history
     What time to light Shabbat candles
     Which way to direct their prayers (to the east)
     Of their Jewish heritage