Trivia quiz at Limmud Oz

June 12, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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You are invited to attend Limmud Oz at the UNSW Roundhouse, this Saturday night 15 June to Monday 17 June.

Dane Stern

You may think of Limmud Oz as the place for fascinating Jewish panels, talks and debates. With 140 sessions over three days, that certainly is true for the ‘Festival of Jewish Ideas’.

Listening to speakers from around the world isn’t the only way you can learn at Limmud Oz – we invite you to learn about Jewish culture and traditions through experiences that inspire your participation:

  • Interactive workshops –from how to make sauerkraut like a true yiddishe grandmother, to ‘Vegan Shabbat: a beginners’ guide’
  • Interactive musical performances –from a Safra journey through Iraqi-Jewish music, to ‘Swinging with Yiddish songs’
  • Interactive mind, body & soul experiences –from Jewish meditation to a Krav Maga introductory class
  • Interactive Little Limmud activities for kids – from Alef Bet Yoga to Mezuzah decorating

One of Limmud Oz’s interactive sessions is sure to get your competitive juices flowing – Big Macher Trivia, Limmud Oz’s inaugural Jewish-themed trivia quiz, this Sunday night (June 16) at 8pm!

Hosted by trivia junkie Dane Stern, test your knowledge of all things Jewish in rounds on Israel, Judaism, Jews in Australia, Jews around the world, Jewish culture and even Jewish food!

Dane Stern commented: “If you’re looking to relax this Sunday at 8pm, the klezmer & jazz performance is for you. If you’re looking to learn, I suggest ‘Is BDS winning the game?’ or ‘Einstein and the Rabbi’.

“My trivia session isn’t about relaxing and learning – it’s about competing and teaching your rivals who really are the community’s Big Machers. When it comes to recognising your Jewish genius, even Einstein and the Rabbis would stray close to idol worship!”

Members of the winning team will receive free tickets to Shalom’s upcoming theatre production The God of Isaac at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst.

Below are some sample questions for you to nosh on. To find out how many you got correct, email your answers to, noting whether you’ve purchased a ticket to Limmud Oz.

Big Macher Trivia sample questions:

1.   Who were Israel’s first Prime Minister and first President?

  1. There are more 18-hole golf courses in Rose Bay (2) than in all of Israel (1). Near which city is Israel’s only 18-hole golf course?
  2. If the 12 Tribes of Israel are written in English, which one comes last alphabetically?
  3. Who was the oldest person in the Torah, and how old was he when he died?
  4. What does AUJS stand for? Hint: one word is different to what you may expect.
  5. Australia is the only country, outside Israel, to have had Jews as chief justice, head of state, and commander of the armed forces. Can you name any 2 of these 3 Jews?
  6. What is the name of the Judeo-Spanish language spoken by Sephardic Jews, comparable to Yiddish?
  7. At the start of 1939, which two cities had the world’s most Jews? Hint: one is in Europe.
  8. Which Yiddish two-word term refers to the ‘whole family’?
  9. Which Jewish musician was born as Matthew Miller?

11 & 12. Can you name the two Jewish foods pictured below?









Full festival tickets, one-day tickets and night tickets are available, with discounts available for concessions and volunteers. To see the full Limmud Oz program, visit To purchase tickets, visit

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