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. Beginning in the Middle Ages, which Jewish holiday was associated with theatre productions?
Question 2. In the 18th century, which group of Jews introduced ecstatic dancing into Jewish ritual and worship?
Jewish immigrants to America
Question 3. The Murder of Isaac, a play by the Israeli playwright Motti Lerner, is about what?
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
The biblical story of the binding of Isaac
The murder of a religious Jew at the hands of a secular Israeli gang
A kibbutznik who moves to Tel Aviv
Question 4. Which biblical character is main focus of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?
Question 5. In the 1930s, Habimah Theatre moved from Moscow to
Question 6. Which of these biblical women is associated with dance?
Question 7. Dance is a prominent expression at which of these Jewish lifecycle events?
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. Who authored "The Comedy of Betrothal"--the oldest existing Hebrew play?
Yehuda Sommo, in 16th century Italy
Avram Goldfadn, though he later became more famous for his works in Yiddish
Solomon Ibn Gabirol, in 11th century Spain
Max Nordau, Theodor Herzl's right-hand man