Jewish Art QuizThe 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. Which city in Israel was built initially as a reproduction of Eastern European cities like Odessa, Moscow, and Warsaw?
Question 2. The Second Commandment prohibits
Desecrating the Sabbath
Question 3. A shivviti hanging in a synagogue would use these Hebrew letters
Aleph, Bet, Gimel, Daled
Yud, Hay, Vav, Hay
Shin, Lamed, Vav, Mem
Shin, Vav, Vav, Tav
Bet, Reish, Vav, Chaf
Question 4. How did Moshe Kupferman express his experience in Polish concentration camps through his paintings?
He employed muted colors and geometric formations
He only painted in shades of black
He used finger painting and other child-like qualities to represent a loss of innocence
He blended photography, newspaper clippings, and other mediums into his work
Question 5. When did Anna Ticho, famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills, first move to Jerusalem?
She was born there
Question 6. Which biblical character was appointed to build the Tabernacle?
Question 7. Archie Rand is famous for painting a synagogue mural in which American city?
San Francisco, California
Newport, Rhode Island
Brooklyn, New York
Question 8. What was the name of the first neighborhood established outside the Old City of Jerusalem in 1860?
Ma'a lot Dafna
Question 9. Which Jewish artist designed the stained-glass windows for the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center?
Question 10. An 18th century illustrated Book of Esther shows Queen Vashti portrayed as