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Here are eight questions to engage you and your family in the eight days of Passover. Listen to the Passover songs below. 1. The Song of the Sea —the biblical Passover song which the Israelites sang after safely crossing the Sea of Reeds and evading Pharaoh’s army—is unprecedented in the Bible because:a. It is the first song to appear in the Bibleb. It is the first biblical song to praise Godc. It is the first biblical instance of using musical instrumentsd. All of the above2. In the original Hebrew text of the song Echad Mi Yodea (Who Knows One?), the “who knows two” verse refers to the two tablets of the law. In the Ladino version of the song, called Quien Supiense, to what/whom does “who knows two” refer?a. Moses and Aaronb. Two Shabbat candlesc. Esther and Mordechaid. The first and second Temples3. The closing Passover seder song, Chad Gadya (One Kid), tells the story of a baby goat, which was eaten by a cat, which in turn was bitten by a dog, etc., until the “Holy One” arrives to put an end to the chain of events. The “one kid” has long been thought of as a metaphor for what?a. The animals on Noah’s arkb. The Jewish peoplec. The first-born sons of the Israelitesd. There is no metaphor4. Which 19th-century classical composer created a famous oratorio about the Prophet Elijah?a. Ludwig van Beethovenb. Giuseppe Verdic. Gustav Mahlerd. Felix MendelssohnContinue reading.
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