Jewish Music Quiz


Jewish music today extends well beyond the synagogue, to the concert halls of Israel, the Klezmer revival, and the reggae of Matisyahu. How much do you know about Jewish music?

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    What are nigunim?

     Notes for chanting the Torah, haftarah, and other Jewish sacred texts
     Wordless or nearly wordless musical tunes, sometimes set to short phrases in Hebrew or Yiddish
     Excerpts of Jewish prayers set to secular music
     Music composed by the professional cantorial league