Jewish Theatre & Dance QuizFrom Yiddish theatre to Israeli folkdance, performing arts are a key part of Jewish self expression. How much do you know about Jewish theatre and dance?
Question 1. True or false: Hasidic circle dancing can last for hours.
Question 2. Dance is a prominent expression at which of these Jewish lifecycle events?
Question 3. Who was Anna Sokolow?
An American Jewish dancer and choreographer
An Israeli dancer and choreographer
A Jewish theatre critic
A patron of Jewish performing arts
Question 4. What is most responsible for the end to Yiddish theatre in Europe?
Almost all Yiddish actors moved to America by the turn of the 20th century
Almost all Yiddish-speaking audiences moved to America by the turn of the 20th century
After World War I, Jews in Europe prefered not to speak Yiddish
Question 5. Who was Sara Levi-Tanai?
An Israeli actor
An Israeli dancer
An Israeli theatre director
An Israeli theatre critic
Question 6. Beginning in the Middle Ages, which Jewish holiday was associated with theatre productions?
Question 7. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?
Lovers of the Hebrew Stage
Question 8. Which Shakespearean play has received the most criticism for being anti-Semitic?
Merchant of Venice
Troilus and Cressida
Question 9. Which of these is a common part of Jewish wedding dancing?
The groom dances while carrying the bride on his back
The groomsmen perform a special dance for the bride, in private
The bride and groom are hoisted up on chairs
All of these
Question 10. What was the main message of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1779 play, Nathan the Wise?
Religion is the opium of the masses
Virtue is not bound to religion and all religions are equally important
Judaism is the most true religion, but other religions should be tolerated
It is best to have no religion, but if one must be religious one should choose either Judaism or Christianity