On Monday’s broadactors of the answer-and-question TV game present, returning champion Choyon Manjrekar ceded an incorrect response to a solution that has actually since gone viral, providing social media commentators with a lot to laugh and snark over.

You are watching: A christian hymn and a jewish holiday hymn

The Final Jeopardy answer was: “A Christian hymn and also a Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, also the name of a 2009 Tony-nominated musical.”

Manjrekar’s response was: “What Is ‘Kinky Boots’?” His incorrect reply provoked chuckling from host Alex Trebek and also the audience, yet the contestant had the last laugh, winning the evening’s game.


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The correct reply was “Rock of Ages,” the jukebox musical about ‘80s hair-steel bands that started its life in Los Angeles and later opened up on Broadmeans in 2009, running for close to six years.

“Rock of Ages” is additionally the title of a popular Christian hymn that days to the 18th century, with words by Augustus Toplady, an Anglican reverfinish from England.

The Jewish song of the very same name is entirely different and is traditionally sung throughout Hannukah, through the Hebrew title “Ma’oz Tzur.” The hymn is believed to day from the 13th century.

Infinitely more secular, the musical “Rock of Ages” was made into a movie in 2012. The stage version have the right to be viewed in Las Vegas, wright here it is playing in an open run at the Venetian.


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