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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. 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 2. True or false: According to traditional halakhah, women are exempt from the obligation to wear a tallit.

True False

Qustion 3. Which of these is not a garment worn for Jewish prayer?

Kippah Tallit Tefillin Gartel Mezuzah

Qustion 4. 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 5. 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 6. What is the daily prayer book called?

Mahzor Siddur Bentscher Shiron

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

Messianic Jews Haredim The Tannaim The latter prophets

Qustion 8. True or false: No Jewish denominations permit women to become rabbis.

True False

Qustion 9. What is a hazzan?

The spiritual leader of a synagogue The cantor The educational director All of the above None of the above

Qustion 10. What does the word "rabbi" literally mean?

Listener My teacher Leader Clergy
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