Jewish Film QuizJews have always played a key role in the American movie industry, and in recent years, Israeli films have achieved a new level of international acclaim. Jewish themes have also shown up frequently in Hollywood productions. How much do you know about Jewish films, actors, directors, and stories?
Question 1. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?
Question 2. Which ground-breaking nine-hour documentary brought on a new wave of Holocaust-related films?
Judgment at Nuremberg
The Great Dictator
Question 3. Who directed Schindler's List?
Question 4. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
Question 5. What is the premise of the movie Yentl?
A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy in order to study at a yeshiva
A Jewish boy pretends to be a girl to avoid the army
A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy to fight off the Huns
A Jewish boy runs away to avoid his upcoming marriage
Question 6. All of the following movies are about the Holocaust except:
Life is Beautiful
A Stranger Among Us
Question 7. Though the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Israeli actress Gila Almagor often portrays women from what country in her movies?
Question 8. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?
Question 9. When was the original version of the film The Jazz Singer made?
Question 10. Tevye is the main character in what film?
Fiddler on the Roof