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. How many times a day do traditional Jews pray?

One Three Four Five Ten

Qustion 2. 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 3. How many parts does the Priestly Blessing have?

Five Seven Thirteen Three

Qustion 4. What three themes did Franz Rosenzweig, a 20th century German-Jewish thinker and teacher, identify in Jewish scripture, prayer, and festivals?

Faith, love for God, and Creation Creation, Revelation, and Redemption Confession, Redemption, and Renewal The Ten Commandments, kashrut, and love of Torah

Qustion 5. Why do Jews pray?

To reminds us of life's truths To connect us to other realms Because of a sense of obligation and purpose To achieve spiritual discipline All of these reasons

Qustion 6. There is a Jewish tradition to say how many blessings, or brakhot, a day?

At least one. 100 18 248

Qustion 7. 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 8. What is the Yiddish name for the head coverings worn by men (and some women) during prayer services?

Kippah Yarmulke Tefillin Hamsa

Qustion 9. In communities without cantors, what title is given to a knowledgeable person who leads the congregation in prayer?

Sh'liach tzibbur Director of Education Rabbi President of the synagogue

Qustion 10. According to the Talmud, who originated the minhah prayers?

Abraham Isaac Jacob Moses Sarah
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