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. 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 2. Which of the following religions is not represented in the play Nathan der Weise?
Question 3. Who was Sara Levi-Tanai?
An Israeli actor
An Israeli dancer
An Israeli theatre director
An Israeli theatre critic
Question 4. What is the name of the play often performed at a Purim celebration
Question 5. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?
Lovers of the Hebrew Stage
Question 6. What was the central theme of the Hebrew plays written in Palestine (pre-state Israel)?
The limits of Socialism
The dangers of capitalism
Question 7. Which biblical king peformed David performs an ecstatic dance before the ark as it was brought to Jerusalem?
Question 8. 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 9. Who is known as the father of Yiddish theatre?
Question 10. True or false: The rabbis in the Talmud issued bans forbidding theatre, which they considered a sinful waste of time.