Jewish Prayer Quiz


Jewish prayer has evolved from scattered supplications in the Bible to a vast, codified tradition today. How much do you know about Jewish prayer, synagogues, rabbis, and liturgy?

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Qustion 1. Which of these is not a garment worn for Jewish prayer?

Kippah Tallit Tefillin Gartel Mezuzah

Qustion 2. What is NOT part of the traditional liturgy arranged by the Tannaim?

The twice-daily recitation of the Shema "The Prayer" of 18 blessings, also known as the Amidah The recitation every morning of Modeh Ani Public Torah reading

Qustion 3. There is a Jewish tradition to say how many blessings, or brakhot, a day?

At least one. 100 18 248

Qustion 4. Which is the correct ending for the blessing for washing one’s hands?

Dayan ha'emet She'natan mi-kvodo l'vasar va-dam Al netilat yadayim Hatov v'ha'meitiv

Qustion 5. Which sages first gave Jewish prayer its structure and basic contents?

Messianic Jews Haredim The Tannaim The latter prophets

Qustion 6. What is the prayer leader in a synagogue called?

Rabbi Reverend Shaliah Tzibbur Prayermaster

Qustion 7. What can the study of Jewish prayer teach us?

Anthropology of the Jews, since prayers vary according to local customs, ethnic origins, and ideologies History of the Jews, since prayers come from different times and places Jewish theology All of these

Qustion 8. Which is the traditional Hebrew pronunciation of the word "amen"?

Ay-men Ah-men Traditional Jews do not say "amen"

Qustion 9. Which is NOT a traditional feature of synagogue design?

A lectern for the leader of the service A "Holy Ark" in which Torah scrolls are kept Seating arranged facing Jerusalem An organ on the bimah to accompany the hazzan

Qustion 10. Which prayer, which refers to the "houses of Israel," is recited upon entering the synagogue?

Shema Mah Tovu Amidah Aleinu
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