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. 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 2. Prayer is regarded as a substitute for this action in the Holy Temple:

Sacrificial offerings Pilgrimage Confession Tzedakah Talking in the back

Qustion 3. What is the daily prayer book called?

Mahzor Siddur Bentscher Shiron

Qustion 4. According to the Talmud, who originated the morning shaharit service?

Abraham Sarah Isaac Jacob Moses

Qustion 5. 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 6. True or false: While the “official” language of Jewish prayer is Hebrew, there are several Aramaic parts of the liturgy.

True False

Qustion 7. Which sages first gave Jewish prayer its structure and basic contents?

Messianic Jews Haredim The Tannaim The latter prophets

Qustion 8. How many times is the leather strap of tefillin wrapped around one's arm?

Three Five Six Seven

Qustion 9. True or false: According to traditional halakhah, women are exempt from the obligation to wear a tallit.

True False

Qustion 10. Which is the traditional Hebrew pronunciation of the word "amen"?

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